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At 23h01, Saturday, 21 January, NSRI Bakoven duty crew were activated following reports from the SA Police Services of a female suspected to be missing at Camps Bay Beach.

Police had responded to the scene where eye-witnesses claimed that earlier, at around 20h30, a unidentified white female, believed to be aged between 45 and 50, wearing a white bikini, had entered the water and they had not noticed her coming out of the water. A beach towel, a dress, a bag with personal belongings and a hat, belonging to the lady, remained on the beach. There is nothing in the bag that identifies the female.

NSRI Bakoven and the SA Police Services conducted a search. While there remains no sign of the female no persons have come forward reporting anyone missing that may be related to this case.

Anyone with information that can assist Police in this investigation can call Camps Bay Police Station 0214378150 or 10111 National Police or NSRI EOC 0870949774.

On Sunday, 22 January, NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Hout Bay conducted an extensive search but there remains no new leads into this case.

Police are investigating.

On Sunday, 15 January, at 16h22, an NSRI member noticed 2 men on one SUP (stand-up paddle board) appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Bakoven.

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The 2 men had launched a SUP but were quickly caught in strong Gail force off-shore winds.

The NSRI member raised the alarm.

NSRI Bakoven duty crew responded to the NSRI Bakoven rescue station while the City of Cape Town (CoCT) water rescue network was activated by NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre).

CoCT lifeguards joined the NSRI member at Camps Bay tidal pool. CoCT Law Enforcement officers responded.

It was obvious that the 2 men were trying under difficult circumstances to paddle to shore but after wind speeds increased they eventually appeared to throw in the towel and they huddled on the board and waved towards the shore indicating that they needed help.

NSRI Bakoven launched the sea rescue craft Gemini Legend and reached the 2 men about a nautical mile from the Bakoven channel.

They were rescued onto Gemini Legend and brought to shore where following rewarming they required no further assistance.

The swift response is commended.

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