A Police Dive unit are continuing an ongoing search operation for two 14 year old boys, one from George and one from Kimberley, missing after being swept off rocks while fishing in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, 22nd December, at Voelklip, Herolds Bay (near to George in the Southern Cape).
NSRI Wilderness were activated at 05h53 following reports that three men, 29 year old and 14 year old brothers from George and a 14 year old from Kimberley (visiting on holiday and believed to be their cousin) had been fishing from rocks when they had been swept off the rocks by waves. The 29 year old had managed to get to shore and he had raised the alarm.
NSRI Wilderness launched sea rescue craft and dispatched rescue swimmers to the scene. The EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter, WC Government Health EMS, George Fire and Rescue Services, SA Police Services and Municipal lifeguards searched extensively but no sign of the two missing teenagers has been found and a Police dive unit are continuing an ongoing search operation.
WC Government Health EMS rescue and Municipal lifeguards will continue to assist the Police dive unit with an ongoing search.
Police have opened an investigation and families of the missing teenagers are being assisted.
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