The residents of Hout Bay have been warned to beware when walking along Hout Bay Beach. According to reports, a resident was walking on the beach at 8.27am this morning when she suddenly sunk into the earth while walking her dogs.

“She was fine,” said Rita Osborne, a representative of Deep Blue Security. The security group were the first to respond to the incident. “She was just frightened. She was shouting for help, but no one came to her assitance.”

When the woman sunk into the earth, one of her dogs was sunken along with her, while the other managed to escape.

According to Osborne, herself and a team comprising of Marcia Hernandez and Dominic September made their way to the mysterious patch of sand to investigate.

“We are not really sure of what exactly it is,” Osborne responded when asked whether the patch of sand is quicksand or a sinkhole. “We reported the incident to Hout Bay Law Enforcement. It was very scary walking and figuring out where it is without falling in myself.”

Currently, there are only reeds surrounding the dangerous patch of sand, but a post sent to the Hout Bay Complete Facebook group is warning residents to be vigilant.

If any more incidents involving the sand patch transpire, contact Deep Blue Security on 021 790 7901 for assistance.

Picture: Rita Osborne/Facebook

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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.