16 December 2017

South Africa: Search for KZN Teen Missing At Sea Called Off

Medical rescue service IPSS has called off a search for a 13-year-old boy who went missing at Sheffield Beach on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

The beach is designated as a no-swimming beach.

Authorities made use of jet skis and a drone in an effort to find the teen.

The search is expected to continue on Sunday morning, after a three-hour search by authorities had to be called off due to high winds and rough sea conditions.

IPSS's Paul Herbst said in a statement that the boy had been seen swimming by a passerby, before disappearing under the waves.

"The bystander entered the water to try to locate the boy, but was unsuccessful in his efforts," Herbst said.

Source: News24

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