Thursday, 18 October 2012

SEA RESCUE – CLIFTON – Wednesday, 17th October, 2012. Drowning

At 15h15 (Wednesday, 17th October) NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crews were activated following reports of a 23 year old male missing at Clifton's Fourth Beach after last being seen at Duiker Rock after the male had reportedly swum to the rock.

The man had been on the beach with fellow College students at the time when he had reportedly gone for a swim to Duiker Rock.

Off-duty Clifton Surf lifeguards responded to the scene and initiated a search launching their surf rescue rubber duck.

Our NSRI Bakoven volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft Rotarian Schipper and NSRI Table Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew responded by road.

The SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS, The City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management, Police Divers, Law Enforcement officers, Camps Bay Community Medics and the EMS Skymed helicopter responded.

On arrival on-scene rescue services and NSRI sea rescue craft joined the Clifton Surf Lifeguards searching in the vicinity of Duiker Rock off-shore of Clifton's Fourth Beach and after no sign of the man could be found Police Divers were deployed to scuba dive search in the vicinity.

During a Police dive search the body of the man was located and recovered from under water and recovered onto a sea rescue craft and declared deceased by paramedics and brought to NSRI Station 2 Bakoven sea rescue base and the body of the man has been handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.

The family of the man, believed to be from Wynberg, Cape Town, are being attended to by Camps Bay Police trauma counselors.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

Sincerest Condolences are extended to the family.


Released by:

Craig Lambinon
Sea Rescue Communications

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