Boat tragedy: Tourist's last day in SA

2012-10-14 17:21
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Hout Bay boat capsizes

Two people have died after a charter boat capsized neat Duiker Island off Cape Town’s Hout Bay coast over the weekend. See all the pictures.

 Cape Town - The UK tourist who died when a charter boat capsized off Hout Bay, was to have left the country on Sunday.

The 64-year-old Peter Hyett was on holiday in South Africa with his wife, Suzanne, and his daughter Helen.

Both were discharged from hospital overnight.

The family had been in the country since 1 October.

The other man who died in the tragedy was a member of the Miroshga’s crew, John Roberts. His body was found 21m below the surface at 11:00 on Sunday by divers from the SA Navy.

Spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the City of Cape Town would help arrange accommodation for the Hyetts’ stay until necessary arrangements are finalised in respect of repatriating the remains.

Another two British citizens that were trapped in the hull of the boat for almost four hours, were rescued late on Saturday night.

Bronwyn Armstrong and Lynette Hartmann have both been discharged from hospital.

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