On Tuesday night, August 17, a 38-year-old man from Ravensmead in Cape Town died, reportedly as a result of drowning in Table Bay Harbour at the Cruise Liner Passenger Terminal.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)’s Table Bay duty controller, Paula Leech, as well as the institute’s duty crew and the City’s water rescue channel were launched after reports surfaced of a “drowning in progress” at around 10pm, as IOL confers.
A massive team was sent to the rescue, including the NSRI’s rescue swimmers, ER24’s ambulance services, Transnet Security, the provincial EMS rescue squad, and EMS ambulance services. The institute’s rescue craft “Spirit of Day” was also in action.
According to Leech, the rescue swimmers recovered the man, but he was found lifeless. The paramedics declared him deceased.
As for how the man (who has not been identified as yet) fell into the water in the first place, Leech expresses that it remains unknown.
The man was at work at E Berth at the time.
Police have opened an inquest docket into his death.