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EC police launch inquest into capsized fishing boat

The body of one man was found off the coast of Blue Horizon Bay in the Port Elizabeth area on Wednesday.

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 - Authorities are still searching for several fishermen who have been missing at sea since Sunday.

The body of one man was found off the coast of Blue Horizon Bay in the Port Elizabeth area on Wednesday.

He was among 16 crew members who were onboard a chokka fishing boat when it capsized on Sunday.

One fisherman died and seven were rescued.

The police’s Majola Nkohli says: “As the police, we urge the public to assist us with the search for the seven missing fishermen. At this stage, an inquest investigation is underway.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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