A Cape Town family from Pelican Park are worried and frantically searching for their missing son, who was last seen during the early hours of Saturday morning. According to IOL, 31-year-old Beaumont Pelston, was walking a friend home to Hanover Park on foot from the Springfield informal settlement.
His father, William Pelston stated that Beaumont was visiting his cousin for the weekend.
“As per the information we received was that, during the morning hours, his cousin’s girlfriend’s sister wanted to go home to Hanover Park”, says William.
Beaumont and two other women took the sister home and they were halfway to their destination when the sister said it won’t be necessary to take her all the way.
“When the woman turned around there was no sign of Beaumont. Nobody knows what happened to him,” the father told IOL.
Once the father received this news, he opened a missing person docket at Philippi Police Station and on Sunday, launched a search party.
Upon the search, Beaumont’s nephew found his socks and his mother confirmed that it was his. Beaumont was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey top and Adidas slippers and is also asthmatic.
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk confirmed a missing person’s case docket has been opened. If anyone has any information, you can contact the investigating officer Detective Lieutenant Colonel Gavin Sias on 082 469 7243 or 021 690 1516/7/21, and Crime Stop at 08600 10111.
Meanwhile, a missing teenager from North Carolina was rescued by the Kentucky police after she signalled for help by using a hand gesture known on TikTok that also represents violence at home, according to police.
The hand gesture is a one-handed sign that someone can use when in distress, according to ABC7Chicago. Someone using the signal usually holes their hand up with their palm facing out to the camera, tucks their thumb into their hand and then closes their fingers over the thumb to trap it.