The NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a 59-year-old man who had fallen overboard a fishing vessel on Saturday, November 28.
In addition to the rescue teams, the SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad, a Police Dive Unit, Life Healthcare response paramedics and Transnet Port Security also responded.
The teams searched for the man who had reportedly disappeared under water after he had fallen off the local fishing vessel that was moored at landing wall 4, Duncan Dock.
NSRI swimmers and a fellow fishing vessel also assisted with the search. Police scuba divers eventually found the body of the man from underwater.
The body was taken onboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Day and transported to the Unity dock at the Table Bay Harbour Police Station where the body was taken into the care of WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services. Police have opened an inquest docket.