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Fatality after a boat capsizes in Hangklip, and a man goes missing at Mnandi.


At 08h16, Monday, 2 January, NSRI Kleinmond and NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports from Law Enforcement and Cape Nature of a small boat capsized at Maasbaai, near to Hangklip, with reports of one person safely ashore and one person missing.

Our NSRI Kleinmond rescue vehicle towed our NSRI rescue craft Rescue 42 Alpha which was launched on the scene.

The NSRI Gordons Bay rescue craft Jack and Irene responded from Gordons Bay.

WC Government Health EMS were activated and the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter was placed on alert.

EMS paramedics took the survivor into their care.

On arrival at the capsized craft there were no signs of any persons and a sea and shoreline search commenced.

During a search the body of a man was located and recovered close inshore in amongst rocks.

The body was recovered to the shore where the body was taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

The boat was righted at sea and recovered to shore using the NSRI Kleinmond rescue craft.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

Condolences are conveyed to the family.


At 17h22, Monday, 2 January, NSRI Strandfontein dispatched NSRI rescue craft to join Law Enforcement and CoCT lifeguards at Garbage Beach, S Bend, near to Mnandi, who had initiated a search for a male, believed to be aged 38, reportedly missing in the surf.

The SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS, Strandfontein Lifesaving lifeguards and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services also responded.

Despite an extensive search no signs of the man was located and Police are investigating.

CoCT Law Enforcement Marine Unit are continuing in an ongoing search. CoCT lifeguards and Strandfontein Lifesaving lifeguards are tasked to keep a look out.

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