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At 08h00, Tuesday, 21 February, a briefing, commanded by the Police Dive Unit, was held at NSRI Hout Bay rescue station in preparation for the ongoing search operation for a German man suspected to be missing at Hout Bay on the Hangberg trail, between Hout Bay and Sandy Bay.

Spencer Oldham, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said:

2 NSRI Hout Bay rescue craft, accompanied by Police divers, launched and are conducting search efforts from the seaside along the Karbonkelberg while a WC Government Health EMS rescue squad drone team, EMS rescue squad trail search and rescue team, a Police K9 search and rescue team, WSAR (Wilderness Search and Rescue) members and WSAR K9 search and rescue are deployed and are continuing to conduct extensive search efforts in the area.

This is part of an ongoing extensive search that commenced last week with the Police investigations after the alarm was raised by family abroad.

Anyone with information that can assist the Police with this case can contact the investigating officer Detective Sgt Daluxolo Mhlauli, on 076 609 0764 or call Crime Stop anonymously on 08600 10111 or the Police emergency number 10111.”

Thoughts remain with the family of the missing man in this difficult time.

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