Search continues for St Lucia missing teenager

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In the past four months, The Witness has reported on at least 10 drowning incidents in KZN.
In the past four months, The Witness has reported on at least 10 drowning incidents in KZN.

The search for a missing 14-year-old boy is currently underway in Jabula Beach in St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal.

Rescue swimmers started searching for the body on Monday after the boy was swept out into the sea while swimming.

Station Commander of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), Jan Hoffman, said St Lucia duty crew were activated following reports from the police and iSimangaliso Wetland Park rangers of a drowning in progress at the beach.

“NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene and the sea rescue craft Rescue 40 Alpha was towed to the scene and launched...

“Police search and rescue are continuing in an ongoing search. Thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing teenager in this difficult time,” said Hoffman

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