The search for Nadeem Kellerman (35), presumably swept out to sea, between “Gordons Bay and Shark Point along the coastline on the R44 coast road continues today.
The missing Mitchells Plain man was with family and friends, angling along the coastline on Saturday [July 4] when he disappeared.
Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, confirmed the incident on Sunday morning.
“The missing man was reportedly last seen about 100 metres from his cousin fishing along the rocks. Later, after he failed to return, they searched for him but found no sign of him and the alarm was raised.
“At 14h52, Saturday, 04 July, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated and the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski was launched and a sea rescue vehicle, a WC Government Health EMS rescue squad, SA Police Services, CoCT (City of Cape Town) Fire and Rescue Services, CoCT Law Enforcement and CoCT Traffic Services responded,” said Meiklejohn.
An extensive search followed along the shoreline and at sea along the coastline.
“It remains unknown the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the man and Police are investigating a missing persons report,” he said.
On Sunday morning, NSRI Gordons Bay, CoCT Law Enforcement and a WSAR (Wilderness Search and Rescue) technical rescue team continued the search along the shoreline. A Police Dive Unit has been placed on alert.
“Fears are that the missing man may have fallen into the sea or may have been washed off rocks but all possibilities are being investigated.”
The missing man is wearing a maroon jacket. Anyone with information can contact Gordons Bay Police station on 021 856 2677.