Bodies of teens recovered, one still missing off Sea Point

26 November 2019 - 06:44 By IAVAN PIJOOS
The search continues for an 18-year-old who is feared drowned.
The search continues for an 18-year-old who is feared drowned.
Image: Flickr/NSRI

The bodies of a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been recovered after they went missing while swimming with a group of friends at Rocklands beach, off Sea Point in Cape Town, at the weekend.

The group got into difficulties in rip currents at the beach about 2pm on Sunday.

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said a 15-year-old boy from Burundi was rescued by a surfer. Despite extensive CPR efforts, he was declared dead on the scene.

Lambinon said police and NSRI divers recovered the body of the 15-year-old girl late on Monday afternoon.

“The families had a chance to pay their last respects.”

Police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa identified the 16-year-old boy as Sanga Samuel Ndala and 15-year-old girl as Anni Moshi.

The search operation for a missing 18-year-old is continuing.


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