At 17h37, Monday, 25th November, NSRI Table Bay and NSRI Bakoven were alerted following a report from a Cape Times reporter confirming that a body, suspected to be a body of one of the missing teenagers, had been spotted in the surf at Rocklands Beach.
The Police Dive Unit, Sea Point Police, CoCT Law Enforcement officers, Community Medics, NSRI rescue swimmers from NSRI Headquarters, from NSRI Table Bay and from NSRI Bakoven, CoCT Lifesaving lifeguards, 2 NSRI sea rescue craft, one from NSRI Bakoven and one NSRI Table Bay, and WC Government Health EMS rescue squad responded.
In a controlled environment, with all care and dignity afforded to the families and friends of the 3 missing teenagers, and with Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services Chaplains Services providing care to the families on the scene, despite rough sea conditions and the barely accessible search area, the body of the 15 year old female was located and recovered from the surf by Police divers and the body has been taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.
A short while later, under similar circumstances, Police divers located and recovered the body of the 16 year old male from the surf and the body has been taken into the care of the Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.
Community Medics paramedics and EMS paramedics assisted the families with the declarations.
NSRI and Police commend the Cape Times reporter who raised the alarm this afternoon which contributed to the successful recoveries that were made.
NSRI, Sea Point Police, the Police Dive Unit, Law Enforcement and the emergency medical services convey Condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.
Police divers and Sea Point Police are continuing in an ongoing search operation for the 18 year old male who remains missing. Thoughts and support remain with the family and friends of the missing teenanger.
NSRI, Sea Point Police, the Police Dive Unit, Law Enforcement and the emergency medical services commend the Sea Point community and the greater Cape Town community for the compassion and dignity they have displayed on the scene of this tragedy at Rocklands Beach on Sunday and Monday.