Search continues for missing Hartebeespoort man – SABC News

The search is on for a 44-year-old man who went missing after his canoe overturned at Hartebeespoort Reservoir on Thursday night.

The Pretoria man is believed to have been fishing about 100 meters offshore when the canoe became caught in fishing nets.

His family reported that he went missing in the water while they were celebrating a family member’s birthday. Attempts to locate him were unsuccessful.

Craig Lambinon from the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSIR) says the South African Police Service and police divers are searching the Hartebeespoort Dam using NSIR rescue vessels continued the extensive search operation on Friday and Saturday.

“Our thoughts are with the missing man’s family at this difficult time.” adds Lambinon.

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