A body believed to be that of a missing chokka fisherman was found floating in the ocean at King’s Beach near Port Elizabeth on Sunday, emergency workers said.
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Port Elizabeth station commander Ian Gray said the body was discovered about one kilometre out by a team competing in the Hobie-Cat Nationals.
The rescue team retrieved the body and handed it over to police.
Last Sunday, NSRI Port Elizabeth launched an extensive search operation for a fisherman suspected to have gone overboard from a chokka fishing boat off King’s Beach.
At the time, two NSRI Port Elizabeth sea rescue boats and four chokka boats searched for the man but failed to find him. Police continued to search during the week.
NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said on Sunday that it was possible that the body was that of the missing 38-year-old Jeffreys Bay fisherman.
Police were still working to identify the body late on Sunday.
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