The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is urging anyone with information to come forward after the body of an unknown man was found floating in the water at Strand Pavilion on Tuesday, 22 February.
According to NSRI, the Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated following reports that a body was floating in the water.
NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, Alan Meiklejohn said the City of Cape Town’s lifeguards, NSRI Gordon’s Bay rescue swimmers, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, WC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services were deployed to the scene.
“On arrival on the scene, lifeguards recovered an adult male from the surf zone and on reaching the beach CPR efforts were commenced by the lifeguards who were joined in their efforts by NSRI medics and paramedics.
“After all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted sadly he was declared deceased,” Meiklejohn explained.
Meiklejohn further mentioned that the body of the man was then taken into the care of police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services. Police have also opened an inquest docket.
Meanwhile, no persons were reported missing that may be related to the incident as police continue to investigate. Anyone with information related to this incident can contact the Strand Police station on 021 854 9100.