Kuils River teen believed drowned after going swimming with friend

2019-03-04 07:41
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A 19-year-old man who went swimming with a 17-year-old friend is believed to have drowned at Dappat Se Gat, between Gordons Bay and Koegelbaai, on Sunday.

According to NSRI Gordons Bay station commander Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a drowning in progress at Dappat Se Gat, between Gordons Bay and Kogelbaai, at 17:16 on Sunday. 

"The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski was launched and an NSRI rescue vehicle, the SA Police Services, GB Med ambulance and rescue, CoCT (City of Cape Town) Fire and Rescue Services Dive Unit, CoCT Lifesaving lifeguards, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad and the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter responded," said Meiklejohn.

"On arrival on the scene, a search commenced for a 19-year-old male from Kuils River missing in the surf.

"A 17-year-old male who had been swimming with his friend, the missing teenager, was found safe ashore and he was treated by paramedics for hypothermia and he required no further assistance."

According to Meiklejohn, the two teenaged friends had been swimming together when they were caught in rip currents. The 17-year-old was able to get ashore but his 19-year-old friend had disappeared beneath the surf.

"Despite an extensive sea, air and shoreline search no sign of the missing teenager has been found and a police dive unit is continuing in an ongoing search operation."

Police have opened an investigation and family of the missing teenager are being supported by police trauma counsellors.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    nsri  |  cape town  |  drownings
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.