River guide’s body recovered from Storms River in Eastern Cape

River guide’s body recovered from Storms River in Eastern Cape

Over the weekend, nine people – comprising two river guides and seven guests – were reported overdue from a paddle on rafts.

The NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew on 27 September 2020 assisted the South African Police Services, a police dive unit, SANParks rangers, and the Eastern Cape Government Health Forensic Pathology Services to recover the body of a 31-year-old local man from the Storms River. Picture: www.nsri.org.za

CAPE TOWN – The body of a river guide was recovered from the Storms River in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.

Over the weekend, nine people – comprising two river guides and seven guests – were reported overdue from a paddle on rafts.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on Monday said according to reports, the two river guides fell into the water further upriver and were reportedly recovered by the group who performed bystander CPR, but the man was not revived.

“An operation to recover the body of the deceased man was arranged and took place from first light on Sunday morning. The body of the man has been taken into the care of Eastern Cape Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and police have opened an inquest docket,” said the NSRI’s spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

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