One of the Camps Bay Lifesavers, who called NSRI for assistance, transferred to the Bakoven Sea Rescue boat to explain where the man entered the water and where he was last seen.
A Police Dive Unit, local Police and Law Enforcement are continuing a search at Camps Bay Beach where an unidentified man remains missing in the sea despite an extensive air, sea and shore search that has yielded no result.
At 12h52, Saturday, 07th March, NSRI Bakoven were activated following reports from Camps Bay lifeguards of a drowning in progress at Camps Bay Beach off the pump station in Camps Bay.
Lifeguards reported that the man, dressed in dark jeans, had run into the sea for unknown reasons and lifeguards suspecting the man to be caught by strong rip-currents had swum after him but he had disappeared under water before they could reach him.
NSRI Bakoven launched the sea rescue craft ROTARIAN SCHIPPER, Clifton Surf Lifesaving dispatched their rescue rubber-duck, the Red Cross AMS Skymed helicopter, Community Medics, ER24 ambulance services, WC Government Health EMS, Camps Bay community neighbourhood watch, Law Enforcement, the SA Police Services and WC Government Health EMS responded.
An extensive search in rough seas with a 2 meter breaking surf revealed no sign of the missing man and the Police Dive Unit will continue an ongoing search operation.
Police are investigating.
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