Still no sign of rugby players swept out to sea

2012-03-26 17:27

Cape Town - Five rugby players were still missing on Monday after being swept out to sea off the coast of Port Elizabeth, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

"All we can tell you is that the search is continuing," spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

Earlier, search efforts were bolstered by the arrival of an air force helicopter with two swimmers. A police dive unit, dog unit and Bluewater Bay lifeguards had been searching since first light on Monday.

The Motherwell Rugby Football Club members went missing in the bay on Sunday, after being swept out to sea by rip currents.

Lifeguards rescued 15 people in total. A member of the rugby team was taken back to shore, but died on the scene. The team had apparently taken to the water to cool down after a rugby practice.

  • patrickjasoncawood - 2012-03-26 17:50

    5 Rugby players or general public missing? Last reports said it was not only rugby players missing

  • Wimpie Koekemoer - 2012-03-26 21:17

    u know I cant see how u can even call ur self a humanbeing cause humanbeings have something called a heart and can feel the pain of others what if was one of ur family members how would u have felt about it then u know the rest of the team members and their families should sue ur ass u idiot

  • Rodney - 2012-03-26 21:57

    Very crass photo attached to the article on the main page. someone besides Inkwazi and Denise have no human traits.

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:18

      Agree completely.

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