Inquest into Dutch instructor’s death at sea

2015-01-07 11:22

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Johannesburg - An inquest will be held into the death of a Dutch kite boarding instructor whose body was found at sea in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Wednesday.

"[On Tuesday afternoon] NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following reports of a kite surfer in difficulty off-shore between Mykonos and the Langebaan Lagoon mouth," NSRI station commander Casper Frylink said in a statement.

The 39-year-old man, from Rijssen in the Netherlands, had been a kite boarding instructor in Langebaan for the past two years while on annual visits to South Africa.

He was found floating face-down in the sea. He was not breathing and did not have a pulse.

Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate the man but he was declared dead. The cause of death was unknown.

"The body of the man was taken into the care of the police and the Forensic Pathology Services and police have opened an inquest docket," Frylink said.

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