Two men from the US and one from Norway died when the shark diving boat they were in capsized near Kleinbaai yesterday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.
Spokesman Craig Lambinon said a 36-foot white shark projects boat capsized off-shore of Kleinbaai near Gansbaai with an estimated 19 crew on board.
"Seventeen people were rescued out of the water by local private boats and five of the rescued have been taken for treatment. One was declared dead on the scene after extensive efforts by paramedics to resuscitate him were terminated," he said.
Local boats brought in the remaining two male passengers who were both declared dead on arrival by paramedics, said Lambinon. - Sapa