One person died when a boat capsized at Maasbaai, near Hangklip, on Monday morning.
This comes after the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) responded to reports of a capsized vessel. A man was found safely on shore, but another was missing. The survivor was treated as emergency crews began their search for the missing person.
“On arrival at the capsized craft, there were no signs of any persons, and a sea and shoreline search commenced,” said Michael Markinova, the coxswain of the NSRI Kleinmond.
A body was later found among rocks and taken into the care of the police and the Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.
“The boat was righted at sea and recovered to shore using the NSRI Kleinmond rescue craft. Police have opened an inquest docket,” said Markinova.
In an unrelated incident yesterday afternoon, the NSRI responded to reports of a 38-year-old man who had gone missing in the surf at Garbage Beach, near Mnandi, in Cape Town.
“Despite an extensive search, no signs of the man were located, and police are investigating,” said Nicky Whitehead, station commander for NSRI Strandfontein.
The search continues.