The family of a Welsh man who died when a charter boat capsized in Hout Bay have thanked the City of Cape Town for its help after the accident.
"We would like to thank all of the teams at Hout Bay, who were involved in our rescue on Saturday, [and] special thanks to the fisherman who pulled us from the water," the Hyett family wrote in a letter following the death of 64-year-old Peter Hyett.
"We will always remember the relief we felt as you swam towards us and took control of the situation, thank you thank you. We would also like to thank the South African disaster team who have supported us throughout and still support us until we can return home.
"We will always remember your kindness. Thanks also go to a very special lady who owns the guest house we have stayed at, she has been amazing and a huge support," the letter reads.
"We will always remember the South Africans for their kindness. We are devastated at the loss of Peter, a wonderful husband, father, brother and grandfather. All who knew him loved him."
Hyett was one of two people who died when the charter boat Maroshka capsized near Duiker Island around 3pm on Saturday, October 13.
Suzanne Linda Hyett was taken to Groote Schuur hospital for treatment and observation. Helen Hyett was taken to False Bay hospital and discharged on Saturday night.
The family had been on holiday in Cape Town since 1 October and were due to return home on Sunday, 24 October.
Thirty-eight people were on the boat. Of those rescued, 24 were hospitalised. Twelve people were treated for hypothermia and released.