Teen however lacking immediately after taken by rip tide – Citizen

Teen however lacking immediately after taken by rip tide – Citizen


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The younger swimmer disappeared less than the waves.

A teenager is lacking immediately after he apparently received caught in a rip latest at Wilderness on the Southern Cape coastline on Saturday afternoon, the Countrywide Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) mentioned.

NSRI Wilderness duty crew had been activated at about 4.30pm by the police and Western Cape authorities health and fitness crisis clinical products and services (EMS) who had been on the scene at Kleinkrantz wherever a seventeen-12 months-old male experienced reportedly long gone lacking in the surf immediately after getting swept out to sea by rip currents when swimming, NSRI Wilderness station commander Robert van Helsdingen mentioned.

The sea rescue craft Clemengold Rescuer was launched and the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter joined in the look for.

β€œIt seems that the teenager, from George, was at the beach with his sister when rip currents swept him out to sea when he was swimming. A bystander went into the surf to check out to guide but in accordance to reviews he was not in a position to access the teenager who experienced then disappeared less than h2o.”

Regardless of an considerable sea, air, and shoreline look for no indicator of the teenager experienced been identified and a police dive unit would carry on with an ongoing look for procedure. Law enforcement experienced opened an investigation and had been helping the family members of the lacking man, Van Helsdingen mentioned.

– African Information Agency (ANA)

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