Photo by Pierre Steenkamp
BUFFELSBAAI 7 March 2012, 13:20
A man believed to be aged 62 has died while fishing in Buffelsbaai this afternoon.
ER24 paramedics received a call out that an elderly gentleman had fallen into the water at the beach while fishing off of some rocks. upon arriving at the scene paramedics found that concerned bystanders had pulled the man from the ocean onto the rocky shoreline.
Unfortunately the man had sustained fatal injuries and was later declare dead at the scene. The appropriate authority will be investigating the incident further.
Andre Visser, ER24
I know this man.
Last night when I heard the news I was so shocked.
I was laying in bed thinking of all the people who are saddened by this loss.
He retired in January, to move down to the coast with his wife and to go fishing.
He loved fisihing.
My sympathies go out to his family and out thoughts and prayers will be with them in this difficult time.