Two killed after yachting accident identified

2016-02-02 21:15

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Cape Town – A 61-year-old man from Scotland and a 49-year-old woman from Ireland died after the yacht they were travelling in was involved in an accident on Monday.  

They were identified as George Mills and Rachel Daly.

The woman's husband, identified as PJ Daly, was also aboard the yacht at the time and managed to get to shore to raise the alarm.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) were called out to the scene between Bokpunt and Gansekraal on the West Coast where they found the yacht in pieces among rocks on the shore line.

"It is unknown what caused the yacht to run aground and it could not be confirmed if the yacht had capsized before running aground. Samsa [South African Maritime Safety Authority] will investigate," the NSRI said in a statement.

The bodies of the two, both residents in the Western Cape, were recovered from the scene. Paramedics confirmed that they were both dead and their bodies were taken to the Forensic Pathology Services.

An inquest docket has been opened.

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