49-year-old Irish woman dies in yachting accident in South Africa

An Irish woman has died in a yachting accident off the South African coast.

The 49-year-old, and a 61-year-old Scottish man died when their boat capsized and ran aground on rocks on the Western Cape, north of Cape Town.

A 66-year-old Irish man survived the accident and managed to get to shore to raise the alarm.

All those on board were residents of the Western Cape area, according to South African rescue services.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family of the deceased woman.


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