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NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were conducting routine training and maintenance at the NSRI Gordons Bay Station 9 rescue base, NSRI were alerted by NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) to a drowning in progress at Kogel Baai resort, in the surf line.

The CoCT (City of Cape Town) water rescue network was activated.

WC Government Health EMS rescue squad and ambulance, GB Med Sec ambulance services, the SA Police Services, CoCT Law Enforcement, an NSRI Gordons Bay rescue vehicle and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services responded while 3 NSRI rescue craft, Spirit of Surfski 5, Spirit of Surfski and Boetie Woltemade, were launched.

The EMS /AMS Skymed rescue helicopter was dispatched by EMS Metro Control.

Police WPDS (Water Policing and Dive Services) were placed on alert.

Kogel Baai resort is currently closed.

CoCT lifeguards, who were in the area at Dappat se Gat Beach, on duty, were activated and they responded to Kogel Baai resort.

On arrival on the scene NSRI rescue craft initiated a search in the surf line for a male reported to be missing in the surf line.

The man was located offshore and he was recovered onto an NSRI rescue craft where CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced onboard the NSRI rescue craft.

The man was brought to shore where Fire and Rescue Services and CoCT lifeguards assisted NSRI with CPR and were joined by paramedics.

An LZ (landing zone) was prepared for the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter that landed on the beach and the Skymed EMS paramedics joined in the CPR efforts.

After all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted sadly the man, age 41, believed to be from Strandfontein, was declared deceased by paramedics

The body of the man has been taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

Condolences are conveyed to family and friends of the deceased man.

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