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Geoff McGregor, NSRI East London station commander, said:At 10h30, Saturday, 08th December, NSRI East London duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Nahoon Beach.We responded our NSRI rescue runner Lotto Rescuer and our sea rescue craft Spirit of DHL and NSRI rescue swimmers in our sea rescue vehicle.SA Police Services, SA Police Services K-9 Search and Rescue, EC Government Health EMS and an EMS helicopter and Aldersons ambulance service responded.On arrival on the scene we joined a BCM (Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality) lifeguard on the scene where one man was out the water, believed to have been rescued by surfers, he was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition suffering non-fatal drowning symptoms, and an extensive air, sea and shoreline search was conducted for a missing 25 year old male who had been witnessed being swept out to sea by rip currents before disappearing under water.Despite an extensive search no sign of the missing man was found and the SA Police Services, a Police Dive Unit and a Police K-9 Search and Rescue team are continuing in an ongoing search operation.Police have opened an investigation.
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