South Africa: Appeal for information to help in identifying deceased fisherman/Ascertain if others missing at sea – Published 09 Sept 2012 1642Z

NSRI: Fisherhaven:  Sunday 09th September 2012:

At 10h03 on Sunday 09th September Hermanus volunteers were called out following reports from a paddler that he had come across an upturned small boat, with an outboard motor, on Fisherhaven Lagoon, (Fisherhaven Coordinates: 34°21′39″S 19°07′47″E) near Hermanus, approximately 200 meters from the Lagoon Mouth.

 

Hermanus duty crew towed Hunters Gold Rescuer to the scene and launched onto the lagoon. They recovered a small capsized boat and the body of a man was discovered under water trapped in Gill fishing nets.
The body of the man has been recovered and was confirmed to be deceased and has been handed into the care of the Police and the Forensic Pathology Services.

It appears that the unidentified black man is in his late twenties or early thirties and it is suspected that the boat may have capsized during the night or in the early hours of this morning.

Clothing worn by the man are blue overall pants and a black rain jacket with 3 layers of clothing underneath.

The name of the small boat is ORION but it is not clear where the boat is from and it is unknown if there was anyone else with the man when the boat capsized but a search of the area has revealed no sign of any other persons.

Authorities are appealing to the family of the deceased man or anyone who can assist in identifying who the small boat belongs to and help to identify the deceased man to call the Police investigating officer, Constable Swem, at Hermanus Police Station – 0283138500 OR 0283138549 OR 0283138522.

The concern is for the welfare of the family of the deceased man and sea rescue authorities are also concerned that there may be additional people missing and we therefore appeal to the media to assist us in this sensitive enquiry by appealing to anyone who knows of the small row boat ORION, with a small outboard engine, that had perhaps launched to fish using fishing nets on the Fisherhaven Lagoon during last night or this morning.

A Police Dive Unit has been placed on alert to assist in a search if it comes to light that there were more people on the boat when it may have capsized.

Copied from: http://www.nsri.org.za/2012/09/appeal-for-information-to-assist-in-identifying-deceased-fisherman/

Afrikaans:

NSRI: Fisherhaven: Sondag 9 September 2012:

By 10h03 op Sondag September 9 Hermanus vrywilligers uitgeroep volgende verslae van ‘n paddler dat hy oor ‘n omgekeerde klein boot gekom het, met ‘n buiteboordmotor op Fisherhaven Lagoon, naby Hermanus, ongeveer 200 meter van die Lagoon Mouth.

Hermanus plig bemanning gesleep Hunters Gold Redder na die toneel en van stapel gestuur op die strandmeer. Hulle verhaal ‘n klein omgeslaan boot en die liggaam van ‘n man is onder die water vasgevang in Gill visnette ontdek.
Die liggaam van die mens is, verhaal en is bevestig te wees oorlede en is in die sorg van die polisie en die Forensiese Patologie Dienste ingehandig.

Dit blyk dat die onbekende swart man is in sy laat twintigs of vroeë dertigs en daar word vermoed dat die boot omgeslaan het gedurende die nag of in die vroeë ure van die oggend.

Klere gedra deur die man is ‘n blou overall broek en ‘n swart reën baadjie met 3 lae klere onder.

Die naam van die klein boot is ORION maar dit is nie duidelik waar die boot is uit en dit is onbekend of daar iemand anders met die man toe die boot omgeslaan het, maar ‘n soektog van die gebied het aan die lig gebring geen teken van enige ander persone.

Owerhede ‘n beroep op die familie van die oorledene man of enige iemand wat kan help in die identifisering van wat die klein boot behoort aan en help om die oorledene man om te bel die polisie ondersoekbeampte, konst. Swem by Hermanus Police Station te identifiseer – 0283138500 OF 0283138549 OF 0283138522 .

Die kommer is vir die welsyn van die familie van die oorledene man en die see redding owerhede is ook bekommerd dat daar dalk meer mense ontbreek en daarom het ons ‘n beroep op die media om ons te help in hierdie sensitiewe ondersoek deur ‘n beroep op enigiemand wat weet van die klein ry boot ORION, met ‘n klein buiteboord enjin, wat het miskien van stapel gestuur om vis te vang visnette gebruik tydens gisteraand of vanoggend op die Fisherhaven Lagoon.

‘N polisie-Dive eenheid is op ‘n gereedheidsgrondslag geplaas om te help in ‘n soektog, indien dit aan die lig kom dat daar meer mense op die boot wanneer dit omgeslaan het.

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