A Police Dive Unit continue to search for a 10-year-old boy who went missing on Wednesday [June 17] at Gansbaai harbour. He allegedly fell into the water on the outside of the harbour wall.
Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said the child was fishing with friends at the harbour wall and may have slipped and fallen into the water as they were preparing to go home.
NSRI Hermanus duty crew were alerted at 4.44pm. The sea rescue craft Rotarian Burnett was launched and WC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services responded to the scene.
“On arrival on the scene it was found that local divers had initiated a search in the water which was joined by NSRI, EMS paramedics and Police,” said Langenhoven. “Despite an extensive search no sign has been found of the child and police divers are continuing in a search.”
Police have since opened an investigation.