Body Discovered At Knysna Lagoon

Body Discovered At Knysna Lagoon

SA Police Services (SAPS) and SAPS Water Policing and Dive Services (SAPS WPDS) continued their search for a missing man at Ashmead Channel in the Knysna Lagoon on Thursday, August 31.

They were helped by Knysna Safety and Security Initiative (KSSI), WC Government Health EMS rescue team, SA National Parks rangers, Allsound Security, and NSRI Knysna.

Police divers who led the ongoing search were assisted by public volunteers.

An EMS rescue team utilised an aerial drone during the search, and Allsound Security also used one along with a test underwater ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).

Two NSRI rescue vessels, Katherine and Jaytee IV, were also deployed by the volunteer rescue crew from NSRI Knysna to assist the police divers in their ongoing search for the missing local man.

End of Knysna Lagoon search; body discovered

The night was spent with intermittent search operations.

Investigations, planning, patrols, logistics, and coordination are only a few of the parties involved in these activities, which are coordinated by the Police with assistance from the emergency services.

Even if a search like this sometimes takes a brief break, it always goes on in support of the person who has gone missing and their loved ones.

On Thursday, police divers successfully found and pulled the missing man’s body from the ocean amidst continued air, shoreline, underwater, and surface water search and recovery operations.

After that, WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services received custody of the body.

False information was spread.

According to Jerome Simonis, commander of the NSRI Knysna station, media claims that the search was over on Wednesday night were untrue.

“Such reports demonstrated insensitivity and disrespect for the Police and emergency services who worked tirelessly to find the missing man and assist his family,” the police said.

The man who was heroically attempting to save his companion from a swamped canoe on Wednesday night when he was saved by NSRI rescue swimmers is currently receiving medical attention in a hospital.

He gets commended for acting quickly.

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