News just in! The mother and aunt of former Springbok player Breyton Paulse drowned in Hermanus on Sunday afternoon.

NEWS JUST IN – MOTHER AND AUNT OF BREYTON WERE DECLARED DEAD ON SCENE

According to a report by Netwerk24, Breyton confirmed the tragic news on a WhatsApp message on Sunday evening. He asked for prayers for his family.

NSRI Hermanus station commander Andre Barnard said the duty crew was activated following eye-witness reports of two people appearing to be lifeless, floating in the water near the Old Harbour, Hermanus.

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“The sea rescue craft Rotarian Burnett was launched, NSRI rescue swimmers, our NSRI rescue vehicle, and St Johns ambulance services responded directly to the scene. WC Government Health EMS was activated.

“While responding, additional calls were being received of two women washed off the old harbour wall by waves at the Hermanus Old Harbour.”

Andre Barnard

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JUST IN: Mother and aunt of former Springbok player Breyton Paulse drown in Hermanus
JUST IN: Mother and aunt of former Springbok player Breyton Paulse drown in Hermanus
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THE BODIES OF THE TWO WOMEN WERE LOCATED AND RECOVERED

He said that on arrival on the scene, just off-shore of the Hermanus Old Harbour, two women were located and recovered onto the NSRI rescue craft.

“CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced. They were brought to the NSRI rescue station, where CPR was continued by paramedics.

“Sadly, after all the efforts to resuscitate the two women were exhausted, they were declared deceased by paramedics.”

Andre Barnard

AN INQUEST IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY POLICE

The SA Police Services were activated, and an inquest docket has been opened.

Barnard furthermore said the bodies of the two sisters, aged 60 and 62, from Ceres, have been taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

“Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased.”

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