Rescue efforts are underway after a Chevrolet Spark plunged into the sea at Voëlklip beach, near Herolds Bay last night. The incident happened at the same cliff that claimed the lives of Heidi Scheepers and her two children in October.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Sergeant Chris Spies a member of the public had informed police of the incident on Wednesday.
Sergeant Spies says rescue efforts began as early as 5am on Wednesday morning.
“No body or bodies have been removed yet and sea conditions are not favorable to them at this time. Once they are, the police divers will try to go into the water to investigate where there is movement,” he added.
On October 22 Heidi Scheepers and her two children, Hugo and Cuzzette went missing after their vehicle plunged of the cliff with a 100m drop.
The bodies of Heidi and Hugo were found in the sea however efforts to recover Cuzzete’s body were unyielding. Police officially called off the search for the 6-year-old’s body last month.
In 2015 three students from Nelson Mandela Bay University died after their Toyota bakkie plunged down the cliff after leaving a gravel road.