Police search for man swept out to sea in Hermanus

Three of the four men swept out to sea managed to reach the shore unharmed.

Hermanus. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

CAPE TOWN - Police dive units have been deployed to Hermanus in the Western Cape after two people went missing at sea in the area.

Four men were reportedly swept off the coast after they were caught in a strong rip current at Kleinmond beach.

Three of the men managed to reach the shore unharmed.

In a separate incident in Stanford, a 12-year-old boy went missing after the canoe he was in capsized.

The National Sea Rescue Institute's Craig Lambinon says, "The child went missing in a lagoon and despite an extensive search, no sign of the child was found.

It's believed they were there on a youth spiritual camp, when unsupervised, 36 children were in the water, that's when one child went missing."