Jeffreys Bay
Dutch tourist drowns at Cape St Francis

Yesterday afternoon, the NSRI in St Francis Bay were activated following reports of two women being swept out to sea by rip currents at Cape St Francis, in front of the Cape St Francis resort.

Cape St Francis beach. Photo: Clive Wright

Cape St Francis beach. Photo: Clive Wright

One woman, 58, a Dutch tourist, was found safe on the beach after reportedly being rescued from the surf by a bystander and a search commenced for the other woman 65, also a Dutch tourist.

During the search, the body of the woman was located approximately 300 meters off-shore and recovered onto the sea rescue craft where CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts were commenced by NSRI medics.

However, upon arrival at the NSRI sea rescue base, a doctor declared the female deceased.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

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