Woman missing after reportedly falling off yacht

2015-06-19 17:31

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Durban - Search and rescue operations were underway on Friday at the Tugela River Mouth in KwaZulu-Natal for a woman thought to have fallen off a yacht while travelling with her husband.  

"The skipper raised the alarm, reporting he had been asleep and when he awoke his wife was missing off their yacht," National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said. 

The couple had sailed from Durban on Thursday and were heading for Madagascar.

Sea rescue crafts, helicopters and swimmers had been deployed to assist in the search for the missing woman. 

"The search is concentrated in the vicinity off-shore of the Tugela River Mouth, approximately six nautical miles off-shore and southwards towards Durban," said Lambinon. 

The 58-year-old woman is originally from Johannesburg, while her husband is from the United Kingdom.

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