Police divers continue search for missing US student

2015-09-02 17:26


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Durban - Police divers remain steadfast in their resolve to find the body of a missing American UCT student who disappeared while swimming at Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape at the weekend.

The 19-year-old student is missing and presumed to have drowned.

The teen was with a group of students on a trip to a coastal resort when he disappeared, prompting a full scale search by police and maritime rescue groups.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Khaya Tonjeni said that the search on Wednesday had been unsuccessful.

"Police divers were on the scene searching for the missing body today [Wednesday] without any success."

"The members have not lost hope in their search and will continue tomorrow [Thursday] if he is not found before last light today [Wednesday]," Tonjeni added.

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