PE fisherman killed after freak wave hits boat

2012-07-05 19:37

Johannesburg - A 19-year-old fisherman died after a freak wave hit a boat off Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

Captain Stanley Jarvis said it happened while the crew was fishing on Wednesday at around 15:00.

The skipper found Achmat Hendricks bleeding from the nose and ears and immediately left for the harbour, but paramedics declared him dead upon their arrival at 06:00 on Thursday.

Two other crew members were serious injured and taken St George's Hospital.