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Rescue operation continues for 8 still missing at sea off Cape Town

27 February 2020 1:12 PM
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NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon reports on the search near Bakoven after an inflatable boat capsized early Thursday morning.

It is suspected an inflatable boat capsized somewhere between Clifton and Oudekraal in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Craig Lambinon, Spokesperson - National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

Some of the people have come ashore. They are not injured.

Craig Lambinon, Spokesperson - National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

The search for the remaining missing is ongoing involving the NSRI, SANDF, SAPS, EMS and ER24.

During the search for the suspected 9 people still missing, one man has been located a quarter nautical mile offshore near Bakoven ..and rescued by the airforce Oryx helicopter and brought to shore. Medics onshore have been attending to him for suspected hyperthermia.

Craig Lambinon, Spokesperson - National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)

8 may still be missing, but reports have come in that some may have swum to shore and walked home, he says.

A three-fold rescue operation is being undertaken.

  • A sea search
  • A shore search
  • A SAPS investigation

The search continues, he says.

Listen to the interview below:


27 February 2020 1:12 PM
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Cape Town
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