Woman’s body found floating in surfline

A woman’s body was found in the surfline just outside Sea Point swimming pool on Sunday, January 10.

An inquest docket has been opened after the body of an unknown woman was found floating offshore, in front of Sea Point Swimming Pool, on Sunday, January 10.

According to National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), the Table Bay duty crew, NSRI Bakoven duty crew and NSRI Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) were placed on alert and the NSRI Bakoven sea rescue craft, in the area at the time, diverted to investigate after reports of a body in the surfline.

NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay rescue swimmers, a Clifton Lifesaving rescue rigid hull inflatable boat, City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services dive unit, Western Cape Government Health EMS, a police dive unit and Community Medics responded to join City lifeguards and Law Enforcement officers who were on the scene.

The body was brought to the beach by police divers, who were assisted by Fire and Rescue Services divers, lifeguards and NSRI rescue swimmers.

The body was taken into the care of WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

The City’s mayoral committee member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien, said the City lifeguards discovered the body on the shore while they were on patrol in the area and summoned emergency services.

“No further details are available at this stage about the circumstances surrounding the incident, The South African Police Service is investigating,” he said.