Boat accident in Witsand claims the life of a German national

Witnesses reported that a boat had capsized at the Breede River Mouth
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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.

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