Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said:
An ongoing search for a missing 16 year old male continued from 04h30 today, Friday, 30th November, including NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew and Police Search and Rescue, at Scottburgh Beach.
The sea rescue craft Freemasons Way was launched but despite the ongoing sea and shoreline search operation no sign of the teenager has been found.
At 18h38, Thursday, 29th November, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated to join Police Search and Rescue at Scottburgh Beach where the teenager had gone missing in the surf while swimming.
The teenagers mother and father were reportedly also caught in rip currents at the time that the teenager went missing but they were able to reach the shore.
The father was transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition as a precaution for treatment for non-fatal drowning symptoms.
The family are on a holiday from Johannesburg.
Police have opened an investigation and Police Search and Rescue will continue in an ongoing search operation.
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