Boy swept out to sea at Margate

2014-07-03 00:00

A NINE-YEAR-OLD child is believed to have been swept out to sea by rip currents at Manaba Beach, Lucien Point, Margate on the South Coast yesterday.

The boy, said to be from ­Parys, Free State, was swimming and playing in shallow water on the beach when he got caught in rip currents.

The NSRI Shelly Beach volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated and joined the SA Police Services, police Search and Rescue and Tower 13 lifeguards searching for the boy. Despite an extensive search, no sign of the child has been found. Police have opened an investigation.

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