Two missing after accident at sea

Rescue mission continues

16 December 2020 | Accidents

Andreas Nelumbu; Commissioner; “I don’t want expect the worst, but it does not look good.”

Swakopmund • [email protected]

Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu confirmed that the search is on for two persons that have gone missing after a boat jumped a wave near Swakopmund’s Platz Am Meer Mall today.

Nelumbu said there were five crew members on the boat when the accident occurred.

“Three were rescued and they are well, but two persons who were tossed over the side are still missing. An investigation into what transpired was launched. We are trying to get detailed information on what happened and how it happened and who the people are. We still don’t have those details. You can’t expect people to give you proper information immediately after coming out of an ordeal like that,” said Nelumbu.

There is an ongoing rescue mission in an attempt to find the missing people. It is understood that E-Med Rescue has also joined in the attempt the find the missing persons.

“I don’t want to expect the worst, but it does not look good,” said Nelumbu.

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