At 07:30 on Sunday 20 January, the NSRI Station 16 Strandfontein duty crew was activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a drowning in progress at Mnandi Beach.The NSRI Strandfontein sea rescue craft was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene. City’s Fire and Rescue Service, WC Government Health EMS, the SA Police Service and City’s Law Enforcement also responded. On arrival at the scene, NSRI rescue swimmers recovered an adult woman, aged 31, from Philippi, from the surf line and the woman was taken to the beach where CPR efforts commenced, but after all efforts were exhausted the woman was unfortunately declared deceased. The body of the woman has been taken into the care of Forensic Pathology Services and the police have opened an inquest. Condolences are conveyed to the family and friends of the deceased woman.