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Man dies off WCape coast

Western Cape

Cape Town - A Western Cape man died on Thursday morning after being swept off the rocks in Pringle Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

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100908. Cape Town. The NSRI conducting a search for a missing body of Camps Bay beach. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus

NSRI spokesman Craig Lambinon said the man and his friend were believed to be cray-fishing from the rocks at The Point before 8.30am, when a wave swept them out to sea.

“On arrival on-scene we found one man, an adult, being attended to in a private ambulance. It is reported that he had managed to swim to shore,” Lambinon said.

A helicopter spotted the second man in the surf and a rescue swimmer jumped into the water to hoist him in with a static line.

He was declared dead on his arrival at the shore. - Sapa

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