A man has drowned and another is missing after their boat capsized in Simon’s Town along the False Bay coast of Cape Town.
A third man who was on the boat is recovering in hospital from severe hypothermia.
On Thursday the NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated, after a Navy Patrol boat found a 30 foot boat from Kalk Bay which had capsized and was adrift off Simon’s Town, False Bay.
On investigation it was determined that 3 local men had launched the boat earlier in the day from Kalk Bay harbour and were missing.
A search began, and 2 of the missing men were located clinging onto a life-ring. They were recovered onto a sea rescue craft.
One man was transported to hospital in a critical condition with severe hypothermia. He has been stabilised and is recovering in hospital. The other man sadly passed away.
Despite the extensive search no sign of the third man has been found. A Police Dive Unit have been tasked to continue with an ongoing search operation.