Western Cape fisherman still missing at sea

2014-11-17 09:41

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Johannesburg - The search for a fisherman who went missing near Rooi Els in the Western Cape continued on Monday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

"He is still missing," said spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

The 42-year-old's family reported him missing on Saturday when he failed to return home from a fishing trip at Rooi Els, between Gordons Bay and Pringle Bay, on the False Bay coastline.

"A search was conducted on the scene until the early hours of Sunday morning and a police dive unit are continuing the search on Sunday," NSRI Gordons Bay duty coxswain Edward Rossouw said in a statement.

"It appears that the Mitchells Plain man had left home at [06:00 on Saturday] to go crayfishing at Rooi Els, a regular activity, but on failing to return, his family grew concerned and went in search of him and raised the alarm," said Rossouw.

His vehicle and personal belongings were found two kilometres from Rooi Els later on Saturday.

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