Two City of Cape Town employees found themselves in difficulty while boating in a local river yesterday.

The two were reported to have been in a boat on the Black River, which is located in the area of the Berkley Road turnoff on the M5. One was a 20-year old male from Eersteriver, and the second was a 31-year-old employee from Bokmakierie in Athlone.

The 20-year-old tragically drowned when the boat capsized, and the 31-year-old was rushed to hospital after he too nearly drowned.

The boat that capsized on the Black River on Wednesday, resulting in the death of one City employee (Source: Supplied)

Meanwhile, a female body that was found floating offshore from Mossel Bay Point last Monday has been identified as that of Liezel Gerber.

According to Gerber’s Facebook page, she was an photographer and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

Police have confirmed that she did not drown, and no foul play is suspected.

Picture: Supplied/City of Cape Town

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.