Northern Cape man missing in river

2013-08-15 11:40
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - A man has gone missing in the Vaal river in Delportshoop, Northern Cape, paramedics said on Thursday.

Two men swam across the river on Wednesday afternoon, but only one man, 19, made it to the riverbank, ER24 said in a statement.

"He called for help from emergency services once he was sure that his friend had not proceeded to another area or resurfaced somewhere else," the statement said.

The 19-year-old man was treated on-scene for hypothermic symptoms from being very cold and taken to a nearby hospital.

Police and rescue teams had not found the missing man on Wednesday night.

The search would continue on Thursday morning for his body.

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