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Boat tragedy: Tourist's last day in SA

2012-10-14 17:21

 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.

Comments
  • marysia.vieira - 2012-10-14 17:36

    Condolences to the family. Such a sad tragedy for our tourism

      LiveYourOwnLife - 2012-10-14 19:20

      Jacob Zooma that's because in Johannesburg nobody would have arrived to rescue them.

      Jpeters81 - 2012-10-14 21:10

      Jacob z.... You retard

      kvzanten - 2012-10-15 06:56

      If you guys can't tell that Jacob Zooma is a parody account, then you all need to go get more sleep.

      hendrik.verwoerd.94 - 2012-10-15 09:16

      DA at fault! Did not do checks on boats.

      delish7564 - 2012-10-15 10:00

      @Hendrik. This has nothing to do with the DA. Anyone can instigate policies but it is the operators that put it into practice. Don't make this about politics!! Condolences to those families who lost loved ones and to those who survived, please don't let this horrible accident put you off SA!

  • valerie.adams.750 - 2012-10-14 17:42

    This is just so sad, your last day of your holiday. r.i.p.

  • john.dickens.1048 - 2012-10-14 17:42

    I think the tragedy for the families of the dead far outweigh the tragedy for our tourism!!!!!!

      phil.losopher.3 - 2012-10-15 10:35

      This is only news because it seldom happens. Sailing is still statistically as safe as playing golf. If you look at injuries or deaths per 100 000 participants. 5 Times safer than playing netball and 12 times safer than rugby. Tourists die on the road on a daily basis without it ever becoming news.

  • cheslin.white.7 - 2012-10-14 18:34

    And amidst the tragedy heroes were found in the form of the metro rescue team. Fabian Higgins, you are a true hero.

  • john.bollie - 2012-10-14 18:34

    Very Tragic indead. @JacobZooma. You are an idiot and I hope non of the people who went through this tragedy reads your stupid comment.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-14 20:03

    Last time I was in Johannesburg I didn't find the ocean Jacob Zooma in which direction should I travel next time I am there?

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-14 20:07

      My condolences to the family bless you, those who are left behind are left with a heavy heart.

  • delelani - 2012-10-14 20:13

    Tragic. RIP.

  • Liandra Barnard - 2012-10-14 20:35

    Anybody read the Rapprt? stupid reporter could not even get the story straight.. saying those trapped, where trapped overnight.. LIE. They were saved same day, and can SOMEBODY please say a little thank you to the police divers? They risk live and limb looking for survivers.. and bring home the ones that didnt make it. THanks boys.. dankie nella

      awake.asleep - 2012-10-14 23:16

      "...to the police divers". Sorry, the article says "...by divers from the SA Navy"

      paula.leech03 - 2012-10-15 08:42

      Metro and Police divers rescued the trapped people from under the hull on Saturday and Navy divers recovered the missing crew member on Sunday morning. So well done to ALL personnel from ALL the organisations involved.

  • bhekophilayo.ngobese - 2012-10-14 21:14

    What s wrong with you people? Even if you hate the man, it makes absolutely no sense that you just drag him into anything. Was JZ driving the boat?

      fox.trooper.5 - 2012-10-14 21:29

      Read the second comment: Clue-Look at the writer's name!!! Now say sorry!

      hendrik.verwoerd.94 - 2012-10-15 09:15

      Foxy She does not have to say sorry. N24 already removed the comment. Can you apologise to Bheko?

  • Debbie Weitz - 2012-10-14 21:26

    Get over yourself, not everything is about race! where is your sense of compassion???

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-10-15 03:10

    Do Tourists still go there

  • riette.mckenzie - 2012-10-15 10:13

    So sorry for the families who lost loved ones MAY GOD BE WITH YOU in your darkest hour - and thank you to all the people who risked their own lives to save others TRUE HEROES

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-15 11:03

    Condolences to the families. RIP

  • waldo.strydom.9 - 2012-10-15 12:13

    I would love to see what the official SAMSA report will say about this tragedy. Just wonder if they will show it to the public. R.I.P. Peter!! Hope they'll release your body soon so that your family can lay you to rest.

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