A search for a 32-year-old man who disappeared after falling off his paddle ski in Kalk Bay on Sunday will resume today (Monday 27 September).
Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simonstown station commander, said a rescue team was dispatched after several reports of a drowning at Kalk Bay in front of the Harbour House restaurant.
“On arrival we found two bystanders in the water, one armed with an NSRI pink rescue buoy who had both volunteered to enter the water to try to rescue a 32-year-old-male who had fallen off a paddle ski about 30m offshore before disappearing under water.
“An extensive air, sea and shoreline search commenced, which included NSRI rescue swimmers free dive sweeping line search efforts, but despite the extensive search there was no sign of the missing man.”
Zimmerman said a Police Dive Unit was activated and and NSRI Simon’s Town dispatched the sea rescue craft Donna Nicholas to support the Police divers on the scene.
Police divers will continue in an ongoing search and recovery operation.
“While family of the missing man have not been located it is believed that he resides in Kalk Bay and he is known to locals.”
“Police have opened an investigation,” Zimmerman said.