Spear fisherman missing in Cape Town

2014-03-02 12:10


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Cape Town - A spear fisherman who was seen going into the water at Bantry Bay is believed to still be missing, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Sunday.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said emergency personnel, the Skymed rescue helicopter and a police dive unit conducted an extensive search but there was no sign of the man eyewitnesses saw getting into the water on Saturday.

Lambinon said police investigations revealed that a red motorbike and personal items and equipment were unclaimed at the shoreline.

"While it is now suspected that the spear fisherman has disappeared in the surf and may be feared to have drowned, police are investigating and a police dive unit will continue an ongoing search today [Sunday]," he said.

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