Cape Town fisherman goes missing

2013-04-26 14:30
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Cape Town - A Cape Town fisherman is missing after he fell overboard from a crayfish boat near the Cape Point Nature Reserve on Friday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the boat was retrieving nets close to the shore when its propellers became entangled with kelp.

"While trying to expel the kelp, a wave side-swiped the boat and swamped [it], causing a 30-year-old... fisherman onboard to fall out of the boat," he said.

The boat's crew only noticed the man's absence when they had recovered from the near capsizing.

An air, sea, and shore search commenced and the man's life jacket was found.

Lambinon said dense fog was hampering search efforts.

An inquest docket was opened.

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