TRAFFIC: 8 CAPE FISHERMEN MISSING AT SEA AFTER VESSEL CAPSIZED

Eye Witness News

Picture: NSRI.

CAPE TOWN – Eight fishermen are missing at sea after their vessel capsized in St Francis Bay earlier on Sunday.

The National Sea Rescue Institute spent the day conducting an extensive sea, air and shoreline search for the men.

Police divers were able to breach the hull of the boat using cutting tools, but no crew members were found inside.

Police and a dive unit will continue their search and recovery operation at first light.

One fisherman has been confirmed dead, and seven others were found to be safe.

PHOTO: INSRI

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