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At 11h55, Sunday, 27 December, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew were activated following reports from CoCT (City of Cape Town) Law Enforcement officers who were on the scene where a male teenager, from Manenberg, went missing in the surf while swimming at Ouskip, Melkbosstrand.NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew and NSRI lifeguards, CoCT lifeguards, WC Government Health EMS, CoCT Fire and Rescue Services, SA Police Services, Melkbosstrand Neighbourhood Watch, DRM (Disaster Risk Management) and the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter responded to join CoCT Law Enforcement officers on the scene.3 sea rescue craft were launched to join in the search and lifeguards were deployed into the surfline to conduct sweeping line free dive search efforts.Despite an extensive air, sea and shoreline search there remains no sign of the teenager who went missing in the surf while swimming with family members.A Police Dive Unit are tasked to continue in an ongoing search operation and they will be assisted by services that are on duty in the area.Our thoughts are with the family of the missing teenager in this difficult time.
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