Cape Town surgeon dies in freak sailing accident

2016-12-30 13:18
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Cape Town – A man died on Thursday evening when the Hobie Cat he was sailing on the Klein River, near Hermanus, hit a power line.

Netwerk24 reported that the man, reportedly a surgeon from Cape Town, was sailing with two children between Stanford and Hermanus when the accident happened. He was declared dead on the scene at around 19:00. His identity has not been confirmed.

A vessel that was close by rushed over to help the children after they jumped into the water. They were unharmed.

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the vessel’s mast hit a power cable that stretched over the river.

The Village News in Hermanus posted on Facebook that the incident knocked the power out in the area.

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