A man drowned over the weekend near the Ficks Pool in Hermanus.
The NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress in the sea near Ficks Pool, at 16h34 on Saturday 2 January 2021.
According to witnesses, the man was seen jumping into the water before getting into difficulty.
“A local man, who is a Hermanus Neighbourhood Watch member and a former NSRI Hermanus volunteer, entered the water to assist the casualty and he was assisted by lifeguards, who had responded to assist, and they had managed to get the casualty out of the water onto rocks but the unidentified man was unresponsive,” the NSRI said in a statement.
The man was declared dead by paramedics after he was brought to the Hermanus Harbour.
The body of the man was taken into the care of the WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.