An elderly German national has died and two companions have been treated for shock following a boating accident at Witsand near Mossel Bay.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said the 79-year-old deceased and her husband live in Cape Town and have a holiday home in Witsand.
Witnesses reported that a boat had capsized at the Breede River Mouth and NSRI was immediately deployed to the scene.
On arrival, the two men who are who are brother had survived but the woman, who is a German national had drowned.
The woman’s body was placed in the care of police and Western Cape Emergency Medical Services. The capsized boat was towed to shore.
“Police have opened an inquest docket,” NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.
NSRI Witsand duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) capsized at The Bar, on the Cape Infanta side of the Breede River Mouth. Condolences are conveyed to the family and friends of the deceased woman.https://t.co/8ieOUzqUY5
— Sea Rescue South Africa (@NSRI) February 10, 2020