Search for missing fisherman still on

2013-07-26 14:33

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Johannesburg - Rescue workers continued searching on Friday for a fisherman who went missing near George, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

The man, who went missing on Thursday, was presumed to have drowned, said Hennie Niehaus of the NSRI.

"On arrival on scene [on Thursday], an extensive sea, shore, and air search commenced and despite [this there was] no sign of the missing fisherman, in his 50s, from Thembalethu," said Niehaus.

The man had been fishing with his son when he was swept off the rocks into the sea.

"It is believed that it took the son almost an hour to reach the police station to raise the alarm. There is also no cellphone signal in the area where they were fishing," Niehaus said.


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