The body of an unidentified woman was found in the water just off-shore of the Brass Bell Restaurant on Sunday, July 19, at roughly 9.55am.
NSRI Simonstown and NSRI Strandfontein duty crews were alerted following reports to NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) of a body located floating in the water outside of Kalk Bay Harbour.
Two local men who were free diving had happened upon a body floating in the water and eye-witnesses reported seeing divers bring the body towards the shore.
The SA Police Services, NSRI Strandfontein and NSRI Simonstown crew, City of Cape Town (CoCT) Fire and Rescue Services, CoCT Law Enforcement and CMR (Cape Medical Response) responded to the scene and WC Government Health EMS, a Police Dive Unit and CoCT water rescue network were placed on alert.
When teams arrived on the scene where the body of an unidentified female suspected to be aged in her 30’s or 40’s had been brought to the shoreline by the two local divers from Bergvliet and Simonstown.
Police initiated investigations and it appears that local fishermen had seen the lady on Saturday night at Kalk Bay Harbour. No one reported seeing the woman go into the water.
The body of the female has been taken into the care of Police and WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
Anyone with information that can assist Police to identify the lady and assist Police with information related to this incident can call Muizenberg Police station on 0217879000.
No further information is available at this time.