Body of last PE rugby player found

2012-03-31 14:40

Johannesburg - The body of the last of five missing rugby players, who were swept out to sea in Port Elizabeth, was found near Sundays River Mouth on Saturday, Eastern Cape police said.

"Now all five of the missing have been accounted for and we have concluded the search," Captain Andre Beetge said.

The Motherwell Rugby Football Club members went missing in the bay last Sunday, after being swept out to sea by rip currents.

Lifeguards rescued 15 people in total.

A member of the rugby team was taken back to shore, but died on the scene. The team had apparently taken to the water to cool down after rugby practice.

On Friday afternoon three of the missing rugby players' bodies were found near the Ngqura Harbour.

The first of the five bodies was found at the harbour on Thursday, Beetge said.

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