A fisherman was found dead and his son went missing after his boat was washed up in thick fog on the west coast of the Western Cape.
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesman Craig Lambinon said of the men did not return to their home port of Doringbaai with other fishing vessels when thick fog enveloped the coast on Tuesday afternoon.
The alarm went off at 5.30 p.m. and Lambinon said the men apparently did not have a cell phone or GPS device on Board.
“NSRI Lambert’s Bay and the police are investigating a search area,” he said.
Other fishermen told rescue workers the missing duo was on their way seen north, and the NSRI in Strandfontein was alerted. All ships in the area have been asked to keep a lookout.
A plan to launch an air and sea search on Wednesday morning was abandoned when a member of the public discovered that the men’s boat was on land north of Strandfontein Lambinon had been flushed. “The police and the local fishing community recovered the boat.”
The father’s body was found washed ashore between rocks north of Doringbaai.
“The search for the missing fisherman has started It is believed that he is in his thirties and has taken over the police diving unit. ”
Lambinon said the police opened an investigation report.