Hout Bay man dies in rough sea

2015-08-18 06:00

Hout Bay police made 18 drug-related arrests during a crime prevention operation last week.

Various drugs were confiscated during the arrests, including 10 stops of dagga, one parcel of dagga, one packet of tik, one tik lollie and two mandrax powder packets.

. Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch, Hout Bay police spokesperson, says in a more recent arrest a 23-year-old suspect was arrested and 52 stops of dagga, five mandrax tablets, 3 half-tablets and 71 packets of tik were confiscated.

. A man was robbed at gun point in the harbour on Thursday evening 6 August. He was busy in the harbour when a white VW Polo with five suspects approached him.

Lesch says two of the suspects, one armed with a firearm, got out of the car.

“He was robbed of his cellphone and torch. Five arrests were made, of which one suspect was a juvenile,” she says.

. Lesch says a number of people were arrested with dangerous weapons in Imizamo Yethu, including knives, a hockey stick, axe, plunger, pipe, screwdriver and hammer.

. Two residents from Hout Bay got in trouble when they went out to sea on a rubber duck in rough weather on 6 August.

Lesch says a witness became worried and at midnight went down to the area where they had launched the rubber duck and found the one man on the rocks. An inquest docket has been opened.

The name of the deceased could not be provided as the family had not been informed and the body had not been identified. “Police are following up on leads to get hold of his relatives,” she says.

Police are still searching for the missing second man, 24-year-old Faizel Mitchell, who was on the rubber duck with the deceased

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