Man dies off Western Cape coast

2012-11-15 15:44

Cape Town - A Western Cape man died on Thursday morning after being swept off the rocks in Pringle Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the man and his friend were believed to be cray-fishing from the rocks at The Point before 08:30, when a wave swept them out to sea.

"On arrival on-scene we found one man, an adult, being attended to in a private ambulance.

It is reported that he had managed to swim to shore," Lambinon said.

A helicopter spotted the second man in the surf and a rescue swimmer jumped into the water to hoist him in with a static line.

He was declared dead on his arrival at the shore.

  • silenta.solly - 2012-11-15 16:18

    Yoh shame man

  • tough.kookie.9 - 2012-11-15 16:30

    A friend and I were at Pringle Bay when this happened. Saw the helicopters and stuff but only learnt of this accident on the radio. Condolences to the family

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