Teen disappears into sea

2012-12-02 22:44

Johannesburg - A sea rescue operation has been launched in Jeffrey's Bay after a 16-year-old boy disappeared into the sea after being swept away by a wave, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Robin Brown said: "The boy, from Port Elizabeth, disappeared into the water.

"A search operation has so far revealed no sign of the teenager."

He had been part of a church group on the beach who were all wading in the sea when a powerful wave hit them.

The group was able to pull a 16-year-old female, who nearly drowned, out of the water.

The teenage boy disappeared under the water before the group could reach him.

The search will continue on Monday.

  • IrvinMan - 2012-12-03 00:14

    Condolences to the family. A sad part of life we all have to face at some stage. God give you strength

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-12-03 03:21

    It's not a rescue mission at all. It's a search-and-recovery mission.

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-12-03 05:26

    Aw, how awful for all concerned. Sincerely hope they find him in order for his family to gain some sense of closure. Very sad.

  • raj.maharaj.520 - 2012-12-03 05:44

    Deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends.

  • nickwill.reen - 2012-12-03 05:59

    Sad! Hope they find him and my sincere condolences to the family!

  • elna.erasmus - 2012-12-03 06:10

    No parent should lose a child.. my thoughts and prayers with the family.

  • Willie Olivier - 2012-12-03 06:19

    I shall pray for the family. God's Mercy

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-12-03 06:44

    Shame poor young man, that is so sad, parents must be frantic. GOD BLESS

  • katlegojones.malemela - 2012-12-03 06:45

    Oh, I feel for his family after I nearly drowned myself in 2007 from a crazy wave, now I don't like swimming in the sea.

  • siyabonga.phungula1 - 2012-12-03 07:27

    May the God of all comfort, comfort the family in this time of pain and sadness.

      busisiwebless.mzandolo - 2012-12-03 07:33

      Thanks Siya! U Nkulunkulu uzoba nathi in everything!

  • Mphotse Mpofu - 2012-12-03 08:02

    I pray that he is fine wherever he is now, may the good Lord be with Him.

  • skruger22 - 2012-12-03 08:39

    It's not over until its over!...The Lord works in mysterious ways!

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