Search for missing PE fisherman under way

2016-01-17 16:00
(NSRI website)

(NSRI website)

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Port Elizabeth - A Port Elizabeth fisherman was missing on Sunday after he apparently went overboard from his boat, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.
 
“The fisherman may have gone overboard without a life-jacket,” said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.
 
Rescue crews were alerted to the incident around 05:00 on Sunday, after the other fishermen aboard the vessel – located three nautical miles off-shore the Port Elizabeth port – noticed their colleague was missing.
 
“The fisherman may have gone overboard in the early hours of the morning.”
 
A sea rescue craft and helicopter were involved in an extensive search for the man throughout the day – but no sign was found.
 
All life-jackets aboard the vessel were accounted for.
 
Police have opened an investigation and on Sunday afternoon, a diving unit was still conducting a search.
 
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