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The NSRI recovered two bodies in separate incidents on Tuesday, 7 June. Photo: NSRI.

NSRI recovers two bodies adrift at sea in Simon’s Town and Hangklip

The NSRI said the Simon’s Town body was a roadworks employee who allegedly disappeared from his post on Tuesday morning.

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The NSRI recovered two bodies in separate incidents on Tuesday, 7 June. Photo: NSRI.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) recovered two bodies adrift at sea in the Western Cape in separate cases on Tuesday, 7 June.

ROADWORKS WORKER’S BODY FOUND ADRIFT AT SEA

The first body was recovered by the NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew after an eyewitness spotted a body in the water near Long Beach, Simon’s Town.

The Institute’s shore crew headed to the scene at approximately 9:13 and joined the police who activated a dive unit. The dive unit went out to sea on the Spirit of Surfski II sea rescue craft.

“On arrival on the scene the body of an adult male was recovered by Police divers and taken onboard our sea rescue craft and brought to our NSRI Simonstown rescue base,” said Darren Zimmerman, the Simon’s Town station commander.

The dead man reportedly worked on the roads as part of the local road works. He allegedly disappeared from his post in the early hours of Tuesday morning before being spotted in the surf line.

The police have opened an inquest docket and the family of the deceased were taken into the care of counsellors.

NSRI RECOVERS BODY AT HANGKLIP

At 9:31 on Tuesday, the NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated after an eyewitness reported a body adrift at sea at Hangklip between Gordons Bay and Kleinmond.

An NSRI rescue craft headed to the scene accompanied by police divers. Following a search, the body of an adult man was found by the police. An inquest docket has been opened.

The body was brought back to the Hangklip slipway at Maasbaai and taken into the care of the Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

“It has not been confirmed if the body of the deceased man may be that of a man who went missing in the area over a week ago. Police are assisting the family in the case,” said Kleinmond traning officer, Michael Markovina.

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