Boy drowns near Knysna Beach

An eight-year-old is being sought after the boy went missing in the water at Noetzie Beach, near to Knysna, on Monday.


The National Sea Rescue Institute's (NSRI), Craig Lambinon, said it appears that the child had been swimming with friends when an adult on the beach suggested that they return to the beach.

"It is reported that at that stage the child may have been caught in a rip current. An adult bystander had reportedly attempted to rescue the child, before the child then disappeared under water."

 "Local man, Duran de Villiers, volunteered his private helicopter that assisted in the search operation. NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed into the surf to conduct free dive sweeping line search efforts," added Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson.

Lambinon said police divers are continuing to find the boy.


Done By: Mitchum George


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