UPDATE | Two people stabilised after boat capsizes in Cape Town, 9 still missing

2020-02-27 10:23
NSRI. (Photo: Sharon Marthinus)

NSRI. (Photo: Sharon Marthinus)

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A search was under way for at least nine people on Thursday morning, between Oudekraal and Mouille Point, on the Cape Town coast. 

According to National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon, an inflatable boat was located and was suspected to have capsized between Clifton and Oudekraal in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

Several NSRI branches were participating in the search operation for at least nine people, Lambinon said. 

Western Cape EMS Deanna Bessick said that two people have been found and were stabilized after medical treatment. 

Various emergency service providers as well as the South African Air Force and the South African Police Service are assisting in the operation. 

The vessel has been located 3.7km from the coast at Mouille Point and is being towed ashore. 

This is a developing story.

Read more on:    nsri  |  mouille point  |  clifton  |  search and rescue
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