Two fishermen missing off Kommetjie

Western Cape

Cape Town -

Two fisherman went missing on Wednesday morning off shore of the Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

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“It is believed there were four fishermen on a boat that had engine failure,” NSRI spokesman Craig Lambinon said.

“The boat drifted into the wave line and then two of the fisherman were swept overboard.”

The men, both from Hout Bay, went missing between 5am and 6am but for an unknown reason the alarm was only raised much later, said Lambinon.

A search was underway by NSRI Hout Bay, NSRI Kommetjie, a rescue helicopter, the police and the police diving unit.

“At this stage there is no sign of the two missing fishermen.”

Investigations into the incident were also being conducted, said Lambinon. - Sapa

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