Police investigating after body is found at Kleinmond Beach

The 60-year-old man's body was found in shallow waters on Saturday.

Picture: NSRI Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN - The circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found at a popular Kleinmond Beach are being investigated.

The 60-year-old victim's body was found on Saturday.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute his family reported him missing after he failed to return home after walking his dog.

The organisation's Craig Lambinon says "NSRI and the Western Cape government medical rescue squad responded to the scene. While responding to the scene police confirmed that they found the gentleman in shallow water in the sea. He was [confirmed dead] and police have opened an inquest docket."

At the same time on the West Coast, three children were swept out to sea while playing on a small crayfish boat.

A man who tried to save the children was also swept out to sea by strong rip currents.

Lambinon says "All four persons were rescued off the boat and taken ashore, they were not injured although they were treated for mild hyperthermia and for shock. It was obviously a very emotional deal for them, and they were reunited with family."