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Body found on PE beach believed to be 'Maredon' crew member

It's believed the remains could be of one of the fishermen who went missing off the coast of St Francis Bay at the weekend.

The chokka fishing boat 'Maredon' capsized at Sunset Rocks, Cape St Francis and the SAAF 15 Squadron Charlie Flight BK-117 helicopter overhead. Picture: NSRI

CAPE TOWN – A body has been found washed up on the beach in Port Elizabeth.

It's believed the remains could be of one of the fishermen who went missing off the coast of St Francis Bay at the weekend.

Seven crew members were rescued when their fishing boat, the Maredon, capsized on Sunday killing one person.

Seven others are still missing at sea and authorities are trying to determine whether the body discovered on Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth on Thursday morning could be one of them.

The police's Majola Nkohli says the search is still continuing.

“Approximately around 30km that they covered yesterday and today the search resumed around 9am.

“So far, I have not had any indication with regard to whether there was any success but I’m keeping an eye with the officer on the ground.”

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