Another body washed up following Plett boat tragedy

Another body was found washed up on the beach 2 kms north-east of the Keurbooms River mouth on Tuesday this week (14 August) , the NSRI Plettenberg Bay reported.

“The body of the man was handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and has been positively identified by the families as one of the missing men,” the NSRI reports. “This has left 3 men from the Plettenberg Bay incident as still missing.”

No witnesses have yet come forward to shed light on what happened to the ill fated fishing boat that was apparently swept out of the river in huge gales and wave swells. Despite an extensive search by NSRI rescuers and by police there was no sign of the remaining three people or of the boat during the past week.

The NSRI says the SAP and police divers are continuing a search for the remaining 3 missing men while now also investigating the possibility that the body of the man found between St Francis Bay and Port Elizabeth yesterday (Friday, 17 August) may be that of one of the missing Plettenberg Bay fishermen.

Six people were initially reported to have been aboard the tiller (small fishing boat). The body of a woman and her son were discovered soon after the tragedy. 

 The six people on board were all locals from Plettenberg Bay and it remains understood that they had launched the boat to fish on the river.

See original post about this Plett tragedy: https://stfrancischronicle.com/2012/08/10/1-body-recover-and-5-missing-in-plett-boat-drama/

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