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Two men went missing at the beach

54 and 40, locals, remain missing at Gordons Bay.

They had been fishing off-shore of Die Poort, Strand, and were reported missing to NSRI.

At 08h44, Monday, 20 February, NSRI Gordons Bay, NSRI Kleinmond, NSRI Strandfontein and NSRI Simonstown were activated.

MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) were assisted by NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre), NSRI Headquarters duty controllers and NSRI duty controllers from the 4 NSRI rescue stations to formulate a search grid.

4 NSRI rescue craft and an AGA helicopter launched an air and sea search while NSRI rescue vehicles conducted shoreline patrols between Kleinmond and Macassar in the extensive search.

An all ships alert was posted by Telkom Maritime Radio Services and they assisted in marine VHF radio communications.

During the search the small boat was located broken up and washed up into a crevice along the rocky shoreline between Gordons Bay and the Steenbras River Mouth.

There remains no sign of the 2 missing men.

The SA Police Services have launched an investigation and a search for the missing men is ongoing.

Thoughts are with the families of the missing men in this difficult time.

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