Angler falls to death

A 70-year-old angler from Constantia fell to his death while fishing at Rooikrans, south of Buffels Bay, on Friday December
30.

NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew responded to a report that the man had fallen down the rocks just before 5pm, and joined paramedics, Cape Medical Response, police, a Western Cape Health EMS rescue squad and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services on the scene.

“The angler was found to have fallen about seven to eight metres onto rocks, and medical treatment commenced on the 70-year-old male, from Constantia, who was in a critical condition and who
then went into cardiac arrest,” said NSRI Simon’s Town station commander Darren Zimmer-
man.

“CPR was commenced on the man, and after all efforts to resuscitate him were exhausted, he was declared deceased by paramedics.”

The body of the man was secured on a specialised floating stretcher and transported to the Simon’s Town sea rescue base.

Police have opened an inquest docket.