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Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:27:30 PM »
Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack

June 9 2014 at 07:40am
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Strandfontein beach

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Suspected robbers killed an angler on Strandfontein beach, a popular fishing and recreation spot. File photo: Jason Boud

 

Cape Town - Suspected robbers killed an angler on Strandfontein beach, a popular fishing and recreation spot, early on Sunday.

His friend was lucky to escape.

The names of the men were being withheld on Sunday night until the family of the slain man had been told.

“It appears that the two anglers had gone early-morning fishing at Strandfontein beach when they were attacked by a number of men,” said Clint Abraham, deputy station commander of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) at Strandfontein.

“One of the fishermen managed to flee to our sea rescue base to get help after his fellow angler had been shot.

“During the very early hours of Sunday a few of our volunteer sea rescue duty crew had come down to our sea rescue station because of an early-morning power outage, and the crew had to turn on the generator. This is normal procedure when there is a power outage, to keep essential equipment on charge.

“Since most of the duty crew were now at our station they began to prepare for normal Sunday routine exercises and routine base maintenance.

“At 5.05am, they were disturbed by a man, an angler, frantically seeking help and reporting that his friend and fellow angler, a man believed to be in his early forties, had been shot on Strandfontein Beach by apparent robbers. Our duty crew raised the alarm, calling both the Western Cape government Emergency Medical Services and the SA Police Services.

“They then responded along the beach in our sea rescue vehicle, about 400m from our sea rescue station, where we found the man lying on the beach unconscious, in a critical condition, with a gunshot wound to the chest.”

The man was alive.

Sea rescue medics started medical treatment before he was taken to the NSRI Strandfontein sea rescue station secured to a trauma board.

There they were met by police and EMS paramedics, who battled for more than an hour to save the angler’s life.

Despite their efforts, the man died.

”Police cordoned off the area. They have opened a murder docket and are investigating,” Abrahams said.

“The body was handed to forensic pathology services.”

Cape Times


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Re: Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 02:29:29 PM »
My most heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family and friends of the angler who lost his life and a speedy recovery to his friend.

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Re: Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 03:01:12 PM »
Anyone we know? I haven't heard anything via the grapevine but that doesn't mean we don't know the guys.

And we thought there was safety in numbers!

I cant cast with a 9mm in my hand!

Hope the guys will be okay
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Re: Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 03:51:10 PM »
SAD SAD SAD ......Absolutely disgusting and disturbing.

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Re: Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 07:27:24 PM »
I'm so tired of hearing these disturbing stories. you if someone wants to rob & harm you
!!!! You should have all the right to defend yourself..   but our law empowers the criminals by giving them rights...  What right does the criminal have over innocent people??????????   

Our beautiful country :s:a: :sa is being flushed down the drain....   & all we can do is watch!!!!!:blue_wtf: :blue_wtf: :blue_wtf: :blue_wtf:

My deepest sympathy to the FISHERMAN'S family 

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Re: Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 08:42:37 PM »
Such a pitty the beautiful and abundant country we live in cannot be enjoyed due to the minority criminal elements whom have no value for life.
Life for valuables? Really? SHOCKING! 

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Re: Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 09:19:18 PM »
"Allies se begrafnisdiens vind Saterdagoggend om 09:00 in die Katolieke Kerk in Howard Drive plaas, waarna hy veras sal word."

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Re: Angler killed, friend hurt in beach attack
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 03:27:07 PM »
really sad to hear.

my friends and I normally fish on Friday nights to the early hours of Saturday mornings at strandfontein.

This clearly puts a damper on our fishing plans and we will have to rethink whether we should fish or not.

Sad how these thugs (I would like to use more stronger words) can spoil our fun and love for fishing.

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the fisherman's family and friends.RIP
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