The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has announced that it has resumed the search today, March 9, for a 15-year-old boy who was swept out to sea while swimming at Table View Beach on the weekend. There was no sign of the teen when the initial search was launched for him on Saturday, March 7.
The relatives of Tawana Musimurimwa gathered on the beachfront after news of the drowning broke, and watched on as authorities searched for him without success. The crew was activated after receiving information about the drowning at 6.20pm.
“Despite the extensive search no sign has been found of a 15-year-old boy, from Kraaifontein, who reportedly got into difficulty in the surf while swimming and was swept out to sea by rip currents before disappearing in the surf line,” said Peter O’Hanlon, NSRI Melkbosstrand station commander.
“On arrival on the scene, an extensive sea, air and shoreline search commenced, including rescue swimmers deployed into the surf conducting free dive sweeping line search efforts,” he added to the Daily Voice.