8-year-old boy swept out to sea

2014-10-10 19:13

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Johannesburg - An 8-year-old boy is missing after being swept out to sea in Schulphoek, Hermanus, on Friday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

The boy was washed out of a tidal pool during the incoming tide, NSRI Hermanus station commander Henk Henn said.

"It is believed that the child was with friends in the tidal pool at the time of the incident, which may have happened at around 13:00."

"[A] rescue helicopter was activated to assist in an extensive search in very rough sea conditions, but despite the extensive air, sea and shore search no sign of the child has been found and the child is missing," said Henn.

The police dive unit would continue with the search.

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