Missing teen’s body found

2014-12-27 15:48

The body of an 18-year-old boy was found during a search and rescue mission today at the Strand main beach, the City of Cape Town has said.

Vernon Naude was swept away by a rough rip current yesterday, while attempting to rescue his 13-year-old cousin, the city’s disaster management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said.

“[While] a civilian was surfing at Strand Main Beach he discovered the person floating and fully clothed 300 metres from the area where the man was reported missing,” Solomons-Johannes said.

The search had resumed today, after an extensive air, sea and shore search yesterday, yielded no sign of the teen from Eerste River. A missing-persons case had been opened.

The city urged beachgoers to be cautious over the weekend, as rough sea conditions associated with rip currents were expected to prevail around the coast.

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