Man presumed drowned near George

2012-01-01 20:00

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man is presumed drowned after disappearing off Souweisa beach between the Klein and Great Brak rivers on Sunday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Dawie Zwiegelaar, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said in a statement that the NSRI, along with metro emergency services, police, fire and rescue personnel and paramedics from ER24 all arrived at the scene to search for the man.

"An extensive air, sea and shore search commenced but no sign of the missing 28-year-old man, who is presumed to have drowned, has been found," said Zwiegelaar.

He said police divers were at the scene to continue the search.

An inquest docket has been opened.