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newsCape Argus reports that the six fishermen who disappeared at sea on Saturday have been reunited with their loved ones in what has been described a true Easter miracle.

The men from Hout Bay, Netreg, Kuils River and Hawston were located on Tuesday after an extensive search and rescue effort including numerous resources that went more than 80 nautical miles south-east of Cape Point. The men went fishing, but as they ran out of fuel, they drifted farther from the last provided co-ordinates for help. Almost three days later and without any injuries, Jason Appel, Matthew Zulu, Rushweld Johnson, Jonathan Jaggers, Joshua Moses and Victor Hudkovic were rescued from their 7.8m rigid-hull inflatable boat named Berta Fishing Experience. Craig Lambinon, spokesperson for the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), said that the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s (DFFE) Fisheries Patrol vessel Ellen Khuzwayo located and recovered the six missing fishermen deep sea off Cape Point. The men were reunited with their families and friends just after 10am at the NSRI Simon’s Town base and were reportedly all in good health and not injured. Hout Bay skipper Jason Appel didn’t have much to say on his safe return, only that everyone thought that they were deceased.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Byron Lukas at Cape Argus

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