A Zimbabwean man is missing after he fell into the surf near to Dappat Se Gat, between Gordon’s Bay and Kleinmond in the Western Cape on Sunday evening.
NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following eyewitness reports of a man fallen off rocks into the surf near to Dappat Se Gat at around 18:08.
Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said:
“The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski was launched and our NSRI rescue vehicle, the SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad, CoCT (City of Cape Town) Fire and Rescue Services Dive Unit, CoCT Lifesaving lifeguards from Koegelbaai, GB Med Sec ambulance services, ER24 ambulance services and the EMS/AMS skymed rescue helicopter responded.
“On arrival on the scene it was confirmed that a 25-year-old male from Zimbabwe, living in Cape Town, was missing in the surf.”
There has been no sign of the man despite an extensive air, sea and shoreline search, Meiklejohn said.
Family of the missing man are being supported by police and the NSRI.
Meanwhile a police dive unit will continue in an ongoing search operation.