Boy feared drowned at Hout Bay

2011-08-14 21:35

Cape Town - An 11-year-old boy who was swept into the sea after being knocked off rocks in Hout Bay is presumed to have drowned, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the boy was not found in an extensive ongoing search on Sunday.

He went missing on Saturday afternoon after being swept off a rock at Karbonkelberg.

He was part of a group of young boys who were picking small sea snails near the surf.

Lambinon urged parents to supervise children at the beach as extremely rough sea conditions were expected for the next few months.

  • NZdreamer - 2011-08-15 04:52

    This is so tragic! Damn man, come on parents, look after your children, for crying out loud! Feel very sad for that little man. A awful waste of a young life!

      trishawebbheywood - 2011-09-11 15:07

      NZdreamer. The parents have just lost their son - don't be so insensitive. No one saw that a wave would knock him off the rocks and an 11 year old child is usually not watched every minute. I feel sorry for the parents. No one deserves to lose a child.

  • KanaMay - 2011-09-11 16:49

    He was at the beach with other small boys, so all their parents must have thought wherever they were supposed to be going was a safe area. You cannot control 11-year-old children's activities all day long, you know.

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