Tragedy at sea

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July 17, 2017
Tragedy at sea

CREDIT: NSRI St Francis Bay

One fisherman has been confirmed dead, eight are still missing, and six are recovering in hospital after a chokka fishing boat, the Maredon, capsized off Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape yesterday morning.

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) St Francis Bay responded about 3.30am following reports of red distress flares.

A search for survi-vors was launched amid rough sea conditions with six-metre swells and gusting wind and rain.

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