Two drownings at weekend

Emergency services recovered the bodies of two people who drowned over the weekend.

A 15-year old girl and a 19-year-old man drowned at sea in separate incidents over the weekend.

On Friday, October 28, the City of Cape Town emergency centre received the first alarm about the girl who went missing in the water at Llandudno.

NSRI Bakoven, NSRI Hout Bay and the City water rescue network started the search.

A statement from the NSRI says that on Saturday, October 29, a NSRI rescue craft patrolling deep sea about a kilometre offshore found the body of the teenager, floating on the water surface accompanied by a pod of dolphins near to the rescue craft.

The NSRI, police and Community Cohesion Services spent a significant time with the family and friends and condolences were conveyed by all emergency services involved.

Ward 54 councillor Nicola Jowell says that a family from Delft reported their son missing at Sea Point police station after he had gone swimming at one of the beaches.

His body was discovered off the Three Anchor Bay beach on Sunday morning just after 7.30am. Law Enforcement and the SAPS diving unit were on the scene and the body was recovered. The man was identified by his family later that morning.

“My condolences to his family and friends in this very sad time,” said Ms Jowell.

Sea Point SAPS confirmed that they are conducting an inquest.