Divers to join search for man in Jeffreys Bay

2014-12-17 07:41

A 20-year-old man has gone missing after he allegedly disappeared under water while swimming at Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.

The man, originally from Gauteng, was allegedly caught in rip currents in the area last night, National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said today.

“A surfer had gone to his rescue but the man had disappeared under water before the surfer could reach him.”

Lambinon said there was no sign of the man, despite an extensive search, which had started around 6.30pm. By midnight NSRI personnel were still conducting searches along the beach’s shoreline.

A South African Police Service diving unit would join the search on Wednesday morning, Lambinon said.

“Police trauma counsellors assisted the family of the missing man. Police have opened an investigation into the incident.”

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