Thursday, 15 November 2012

SEA RESCUE – PRINGLE BAY – Thursday, 15th November, 2012. Two anglers washed off rocks one dies

File picture: Hangklip lighthouse near Pringle bay.

Francois Stevens, NSRI Gordon's Bay on-scene commander, said:

At 08h31 (Thursday, 15th November) NSRI Gordon's Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of two men, believed to be crayfishing from rocks on the shores edge, and believed to have been washed off the rocks into the sea by a wave at The Point, Pringle Bay (Between Gordon's Bay and Kleinmond).

Our NSRI Gordon's Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew dispatched rescue swimmers in our sea rescue vehicle and responded and the WC Government Health EMS and the EMS Skymed rescue helicopter were activated and responded.

The SA Police Force and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services were also activated.

On arrival on-scene we found one man, an adult, being attended to in a private ambulance, it is reported that he had managed to swim to shore.

The Skymed rescue helicopter spotted a second adult man in the surf and an EMS rescue swimmer was deployed into the water from the helicopter and the victim was static line hoisted to shore where paramedics declared him dead on arrival.

Police have opened an inquest docket and Police have not released the names or details of the survivor or of the deceased man.


Released by:

Craig Lambinon
Sea Rescue Communications

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