2 bodies found after Plett boat disappears

2012-08-10 10:37
NSRI boat (File)

NSRI boat (File)

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Cape Town - The bodies of a woman and her 8-year-old son were found on Friday morning after a fishing boat disappeared in Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said four other people were still missing.

The boat failed to return to shore on Thursday night after fishing on the Keurbooms river.

Four men, the woman and her son were onboard.

Lambinon said the boy's body was found in between two river mouths, close to where his mother's body was found on Thursday evening.

It was unclear what happened but the boat was believed to have washed out through the river mouth.

"The NSRI are not speculating as to what may have caused this incident or if the boat had capsized," said Lambinon.

"An extensive sea, air and shore search is continuing with NSRI Plettenberg Bay sea rescue craft, the EMS Skymed rescue helicopter, police divers and rescue personnel conducting shore patrols.

"A large contingent of family and friends of the two deceased and of those missing have amassed at the scene to keep a vigil," Lambinon said on Friday morning.

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