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At 17h10, Sunday, 2 April, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a double sea kayak capsized at Walskipper, Paradise Beach, with 2 local men onboard.

The NSRI rescue craft Rescue 37 was launched while NSRI shore crew and the SA Police Services, EC Government Health EMS and Kouga Municipal lifeguards were activated.

On arrival on the scene it was determined that one man had managed to swim to shore and he was safe and not injured.

One man, age 43, was missing.

An extensive sea and shoreline search revealed no signs of the missing man.

Police divers were alerted and they are continuing in an ongoing search.

On Monday NSRI Jeffreys Bay conducted shoreline search efforts assisting Police divers in their ongoing search.

Our thoughts are with the family of the missing man in this difficult time.

It appears that the 2 men had been fishing on a double sea kayak when their craft was capsized by a wave. One man swam ashore and one man went missing in the surf.

NSRI recovered the double sea kayak that was located semi-submerged.

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