Fisherman killed, two injured when boat capsized 

A fisherman was killed, and two injured when boat capsized. Images: NSRI

Fisherman killed, two injured when boat capsized 

The NSIR said a fisherman was killed while two were injured and one is still missing when their boat capsized near Shelly Point, West Coast. 

Fisherman killed, two injured when boat capsized 

A fisherman was killed, and two injured when boat capsized. Images: NSRI

A fisherman was killed while two were injured, and one is still missing when their boat capsized near Shelly Point, West Coast. 

THE TRAGEDY HAPPENED LATE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON 

According to the National Sea Rescue Insitute (NSRI), the Mykonos station commander, Nic Stevens, it happened on Monday at around 16:04. 

Reports indicate that four local fishermen were on the snoek fishing boat when it reportedly capsized at the backline breakers.

Stevens launched the rescue craft Rotary Onwards.

THE BOAT CAPSIZED AT THE BACKLINE BREAKERS 

Upon arrival at the scene, rescuers found three men on the beach, and they found the casualty craft washed ashore.

The casualty craft is an open snoek fishing boat.  

He furthermore said paramedics commenced Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts on one of the men, reported to be the skipper.

Authorities declared the man, believed to be the skipper, dead at the scene

“After all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted, sadly, he was declared deceased by paramedics.” 

Paramedics treated two other fishermen on the scene for non-fatal drowning symptoms and injuries.

EMS ambulance transported one of the survivors to the hospital in a stable condition. The police transported the other survivor to his home, as he did not require hospitalisation.

THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MAN IS STILL ONGOING

Meanwhile, a search commenced for the remaining missing man.

“Despite an extensive sea and shoreline search, there remains no sign of the missing man.”

Stevens said they activated the SAPS water policing and diving services, and police divers continued the ongoing search for the missing man.


Emergency responders took one of the injured fishermen to the hospital

The Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services have taken the body of the deceased man into care.

“Condolences are conveyed to family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased man.

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE MATTER 

“Thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the missing man during this difficult time,” Stevens says. 

He added that the police have opened an Inquest docket.

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Last month, rescuers recently saved a total of 22 fishermen from a sinking vessel off the coast of Cape Town.