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At 16h36, Friday, 24 February, NSRI Simonstown duty crew were activated following reports of a body located adrift in the vicinity of Romans Rock Lighthouse off-shore of Simonstown Harbour.

A surf-skier had happened upon the body and the alarm was raised.

The SA Police Services and the Police Dive Unit were activated.

The NSRI Simonstown rescue craft Donna Nicholas was launched.

The body of an adult male was located and recovered onto the NSRI rescue craft and brought to the NSRI Simonstown rescue station.

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

Police and Forensic Pathology Services are assisting the family of the 40 year old fisherman, who remained missing from the Strand incident since Monday, 20 February, to make arrangements for formal identification.

It is suspected that the body recovered is that of the fisherman.

Condolences are conveyed to the family.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

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