Sunday, February 13, 2022

18-year-old boy from Mandalay is missing after being swept away by rip currents at Sunset Beach, Milnerton

An 18-year-old from Mandalay is missing after being swept away by rip currents at Sunset Beach in Milnerton on Saturday.

‘’On arrival on the scene it was determined that 4 males, aged in their late teens, were in difficulty in the surf. 1 was rescued by 2 bystanders, a husband and wife, from Mauritius, using an NSRI pink rescue buoy. then an additional bystander had launched into the water with a body board to go to the aid of 2 of the teenagers, while the Mauritian man also returned into the water, with the pink rescue buoy, and 2 of teenagers were rescued to the shore,’’ said the National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) Craig Lambinon.

‘’The 3 casualties, who were now safe on the shore, were assessed by paramedics and they were not injured and required no medical care.’’

The NSRI’s spokesperson added that police divers are continuing in an ongoing search to find the missing 18-year-old.

‘’Despite an extensive search there remains no sign of the missing teenager. Police divers attended at the scene and are continuing in an ongoing search. Thoughts are with the family of the missing teenager in this difficult time.’’

‘’It was determined that only minutes before the 4 boys got into difficulty 2 unidentified male bystander Good Samaritans had used the NSRI pink rescue buoy to rescue a female who had been caught in the same rip current. She was rescued to the shore and before her cousin could warn the 4 male teenagers of the strong rip current they were swept away,’’ added Lambinon

 

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