Man lost at sea at Monwabesi

2016-10-25 06:00

One man from Khayelitsha has gone missing in the surf at Monwabesi Beach and another was saved from drowning last Thursday.

Sea rescuers were dispatched to Monwabesi Beach following reports of a drowning.

Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, says that while racing to the beach, Law Enforcement marine officers confirmed that a 30-year-old man from Khayelitsha had been rescued from the surf by Law Enforcement marine lifeguards.

He and a friend were swimming when they got into difficulty in the surf. The 30-year-old man had tried to save his 45-year-old friend who then disappeared in the surf before the lifeguards arrived.

The NSRI rescue craft was joined by Fire and Rescue Services jet skis but despite an extensive search no sign of the missing man has been found and he is presumed to have drowned.

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