Search continues for the third man after boat capsizes near Simon's Town

A statement from the National Sea Rescue Institute confirms that a man has died while another man is transported to a hospital after their boat capsized offshore of Simon's Town.

Spokesperson Craig Lambinon says police have opened an inquest docket while the search continues for a third man who is still missing.

Read: The three hung onto the upright hull all night in freezing water - NSRI

The search is ongoing and no sign of the man can be found at this stage and the police dive unit has been alerted.

Craig Lambinon, Spokesperson - NSRI

NSRI Simon's Town and Kommetjie are continuing in an effort to recover the capsized boat that remains adrift at sea.

Craig Lambinon, Spokesperson - NSRI

In other news, the NSRI head of drowning prevention, Andrew Ingram, says the pink rescue buoys pioneered in South Africa are now being tested in Australia.

He says the pink rescue buoys have since saved 43 lives in South Africa who were in danger of drowning over the past two years.

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has started a trial on rescue floatation equipment designed to assist members of the public in the event that they attempt to rescue someone from the water.

Andrew Ingram, Head of drowning prevention - NSRI

This trial will form part of the research into the perception, motivation and mechanism of bystander rescue.

Andrew Ingram, Head of drowning prevention - NSRI

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