Search for missing teen continues

Police divers are still searching for a 13-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in Mossel Bay.

The National Sea Rescue Institute in action. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Police divers are still searching for a 13-year-old boy who went missing while swimming at De Bakke Beach in Mossel Bay on Thursday.

Marcus Chirombo was last seen by his uncle, who had gone swimming with him.

The teen disappeared beneath the surf while swimming about 20 metres offshore.

The police's Bernadine Steyn said several teams were participating in the search.

"The police diving unit as well as the Mossel Bay police members are patrolling the coastline."