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CT beachgoers warned of rough sea conditions

Disaster Risk Management has urged beachgoers to exercise extreme caution.

Disaster Risk Management has urged beachgoers to exercise extreme caution. Picture: EPA

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management has again warned rough sea conditions and strong rip currents are expected to persist around the coast.

Massive waves pounded parts of the peninsula this week leading to some roads being closed.

Several campsites had to be evacuated on Friday after a tidal surge flooded low lying areas along the False Bay and West coast.

The city's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "Bathers must exercise extreme caution on the shoreline. Rough sea conditions and rip currents can be very dangerous to beachgoers. They must only swim in designated areas where there are lifeguards on duty."

Meanwhile, the body of an 18-year-old was found during a rescue mission at the Strand main beach yesterday.

Vernon Naude was swept away by a rough rip current on Friday while attempting to rescue his younger cousin.