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On Sunday, 18 June, NSRI Strandfontein assisted the Police Dive Unit and Kirstenhof Police in their ongoing search efforts for Reagan Fredericks, age 30, of Steenberg, who went missing on Wednesday in the Keysers River, vicinity of Steenberg Station and Military Road, Cape Town, Southern Suburbs.

SOUTHERN SUBURBS, WESTERN CAPE and BEYOND:

The SA Police Services, The Police Dive Unit, City of Cape Town (CoCT) Law Enforcement and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services conducted an extensive search leading along the Keysers River towards Zandvlei and the surrounding Wetland.

WC Government Health EMS and NSRI were placed on alert.

Kirstenhof Police and Police divers, assisted by Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, CoCT Law Enforcement, local community and neighbourhood watch groups, continuing in the extensive search efforts, mobilised NSRI Strandfontein on Sunday to assist with rescue craft to search parts of Zandvlei leading towards the Zandvlei estuary mouth, Muizenberg.

Search efforts have included patrols searching along the banks of the Keysers River, the Sandvlei Estuary and surrounding wetland area using foot patrols, canoes, drone aerial search efforts and rescue craft.

Imperial Yacht Club, Peninsular Canoe Club and public members in that area are requested to keep a look out.

Sadly there remains no signs of missing Reagan Fredericks and Police, assisted by the emergency services and community neighbourhood watch groups, are continuing in ongoing search efforts and investigations.

Thoughts are with the family of Reagan Fredericks in this difficult time.

Public and local community members are commended for their assistance and cooperation in this case.

In particular Kirstenhof Police and the Water Policing and Dive Services are commended for their tireless efforts during the ongoing search and investigations.

The ongoing cold fronts causing wide spread damage and multiple inland and coastal areas cut off by flooded waterways and relief efforts over the past few days has not hampered search efforts for Reagan Fredericks.

Search efforts and investigations are continuing.

Police, Disaster Risk Management and the emergency services, supported by community services, NPO’s, Government and Provincial public services assisted on multiple fronts across the Western Cape and beyond assisting those affected by weather related incidents.

We are appealing to the public not to attempt crossing roadways affected by flooding and to keep safety top of mind.

Police, emergency services, community services, Government and Provincial public services are commended for their swift actions attending to flood relief and public assistance.

Thoughts remain with those affected by weather related incidents and tragedies.

SA Weather Services (SAWS) are forecasting heavy rain, strong winds and damaging waves for Western Cape and beyond into the new week. We are appealing to the public to be cautious, safe and follow the SAWS weather advisory for any changes and warnings alerting to affected areas weather forecasting.

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