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Search parties activated in Grabouw

This is after a 28-year-old man was swept down a river in Grabouw.

Search parties have been activated in the Grabouw and Potburg whale trail areas where people have gone missing.

CAPE TOWN - Overberg Fire and Disaster Management says search parties have been activated in the Grabouw and Potburg whale trail areas where people have gone missing.

This is after a 28-year-old man was swept down a river in Grabouw.

Disaster management's Reinhardt Geldenhuys says police divers have been dispatched to the area.

"And also at the same time at the Potburg whale trail we now have a female hiker missing and we are dispatching rescue teams to that area."

Officials will remain on high alert for the rest of the weekend as heavy rainfalls continue to wreak havoc across the province.

One death has been confirmed while police and rescue divers continue searching for another body in a river in Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch.

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