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SAPS Water Policing and Diving Servicesand Table View Police continue searching for missing Pierre Lotter, age 23, from Kathu, and 3 Dachshund dogs at Bloubergstrand shoreline.

The missing man is last known to have been wearing a cream colored shirt.

Family has requested privacy in this difficult time.

Anyone with information - that can assist Police in the search for Pierre - can call Tableview Police at 0215213338 OR 10111.

The missing man can also be identified by tattoos on his inner arm.

Pierre Lotter, age 23, from Kathu in the Northern Cape, is still missing at sea

Hein Köhne, NSRI Melkbosstrand station commander, said:

At 19h30, Tuesday, 14 May, NSRI Table Bay were alerted by concerned relatives of 2 men and their 3 dogs who had last been heard from at around 18h30 after going fishing in the Bloubergstrand area, on Kids Rock, during the afternoon.

NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) and NSRI Melkbosstrand were alerted.

It was determined that the 2 men, age 47 and 23, from Kathu, Northern Cape, and their 3 Dachshund dogs had been fishing at Kid's Rock, off-shore of Bloubergstrand, in the vicinity of the Blue Peter Hotel.

NSRI Melkbosstrand activated crew who responded to investigate and on arriving in the area, following a brief search, the 47 year old man was found lifeless on the beach near to the Blue Peter Hotel.

NSRI medics initiated CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) efforts.

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

Community medics, Netcare 911 ambulance services, ER24 ambulance services, WC Government Health EMS, the SA Police Services, CoCT Law Enforcement, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and Big Bay Surf Lifesaving (BBSL) responded.

CPR continued on the man while a search for the missing man and for the dogs was commenced.

After all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted sadly he was declared deceased by paramedics.

The body of the deceased man was taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

NSRI Table Bay crew joined NSRI Melkbosstrand, Police, paramedics, Fire and Rescue Services (including Fire rescue divers), the local coastwatchers and BBSL lifeguards, in an extensive shoreline search for the missing man and the 3 dogs.

The NSRI Melkbosstrand rescue craft Rotary's Gift was launched and Metro Control dispatched the EMS rescue squad drone search and rescue team who conducted an extensive thermal aerial search.

The SA Police Services (SAPS WPDS) Water Policing and Diving Services joined in the search.

2 NSRI rescue swimmers and 2 BBSL lifeguards were deployed into the water to free dive search and to reach Kids Rock where a search of Kids Rock revealed no signs of the missing man and the 3 missing dogs.

Despite an extensive air, sea and shoreline search there remains no signs of the missing man and the dogs.

It is believed that they were fishing from Kids Rock and that they had been there the day before, fishing at Kids Rock, as well.

We believe that they had reached the rock at low tide but during the incoming high tide, that peaked at 20h30, we suspect that somewhere between 18h30 and 19h30 they may have tried to swim across the channel.

Condolences are conveyed to the family and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time while a search continues for the missing man and for the dogs.

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