The body of a local who went missing on Friday morning after disappearing into the surf was found over the weekend. The man disappeared into the surf while canoeing with a friend, and later washed up on the shores of Strand Beach.
The man’s body was found in the early hours of Saturday morning by a member of the public.
At 9am on Friday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) Gordons Bay duty crew was activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a drowning in progress at Strand Beach.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they found that two local adult males, who are believed to have been in the surf on a canoe, had reportedly gotten into difficulty.
One of the men was safely ashore, suffered non-fatal drowning symptoms and was taken into the care of paramedics. The other man was, however, missing in the ocean.
City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesman, Wayne Dyason, said “The body had washed out on the rocks opposite the intersection of West and Beach roads‚” he said. “The member of the public then flagged down a passing law enforcement officer to report it.”