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At 18h25, on Thursday, 29 September, NSRI Yzerfontein were alerted following reports from a local diver reporting that his dive partner, a local man aged in his 60’s, from Melkbosstrand, had gone missing while, it is believed that they may have been recreational diving, near to Yzerfontein’s Schaapen Island.

NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew, Yzerfontein Neighbourhood Watch, Darling Farm Watch and the SA Police Services were activated.

A Police Dive Unit was placed on alert.

Family of the missing man joined in a search.

During a search the body of the man was located by his dive partner on rocks on the shoreline near to where he had reportedly gone missing.

The body of the man was taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

Condolences are conveyed to the family.

NSRI commend Yzerfontein Neighbourhood Watch and Darling Farm Watch for their assistance.

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