Andre Fletcher, NSRI Durban station commander, said:
At 18h00, Friday, 06th July, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated following reports of a 20 year old man, from Pretoria East, missing in the surfline at Durban’s North Beach after he had reportedly been caught in rip currents while swimming before disappearing beneath the surf.
NSRI Durban and Police Search and Rescue conducted an extensive search on the scene but no sign of the man has been found.
Police Search and Rescue will continue in an ongoing search operation and Police have opened an investigation.
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