NSRI searches for missing teen

A 13-year-old boy has disappeared beneath the surf while swimming at Mossel Bay.

The National Sea Rescue Institute in action. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Police divers and National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) rescue teams are searching for a teenager, who disappeared beneath the surf, while swimming at Mossel Bay.

The 13-year-old boy was at De Bakke Beach with a friend on Thursday afternoon.

The institute's Craig Lambinon said the boy was about 20 meters off shore, when he encountered difficulties.

"He was with an adult friend at the time. The friend reported the teen missing. The search is ongoing."