The bodies of two British tourists were recovered from the surf at Plettenberg Bay yesterday, 22 October, a man and woman suspected to have drowned in bad sea conditions..
The bodies of a 28 year-old man and that of the 26 year-old woman were found 290 metres apart on Robberg Beach. It is believed that they had gone to swim shortly after arriving in Plettenberg Bay on holiday.
The NSRI says a 6.05 pm NSRI Plettenberg Bay were informed that a local man had discovered the body of the man and then later two women reported the body of a woman also washed up in the surf on the beach.
NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteer duty crew, the The SAP and Med-Life ambulance services responded. Despite extensive CPR efforts the NSRI doctor declared both persons deceased.
Sea conditions were rough with strong rip-currents in the vicinity. Police opened an inquest docket. Although no foul play is suspected the deaths are being investigated.
The bodies were been handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.
British authorities are assisting with family abroad. Sincere condolences have been expressed.
Edited by St francis Chronicle