Two fishermen dead after boat capsizes

2016-03-09 10:12
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Lamberts Bay - Two men died and another was missing after their small boat capsized about 100m off-shore of Muisbosskerm, between Lamberts Bay and Elands Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Wednesday.

One survivor was found ashore suffering from severe hypothermia, spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

"The survivor aged in his early 60s confirmed that all four men are friends who regularly go fishing together and they had launched to go fishing, as usual, but had capsized in rough two meter swell sea conditions," Lambinon said. 

The boat capsized on Tuesday. One of the dead men was found ashore. The second body was found in shallow water. Both were in their 60s. They were handed to forensic pathology services.

A police dive unit was still searching for the fourth man, aged 63.

The boat washed ashore.

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