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NSRI search for drowned teen in Kogel Bay

Abigail Bell was with 3 friends when they were swept out to sea by rip currents yesterday.

Abigail Bell was with three friends when they were swept out to sea by rip currents yesterday in Kogel Bay. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Rescuers are searching for a teenager who is presumed to have drowned in Kogel Bay.

Abigail Bell was with three friends when they were swept out to sea by rip currents yesterday.

Three of them managed to make it back to shore safely.

The National Sea Rescue Institute's Craig Lambinon said, "Despite an extensive search, there's no sign of her. The police diving unit are on scene and continuing with that search."

A man also drowned in Kogel Bay on Monday after trying to rescue a swimmer who was in distress.

There's been at least eight drownings across the Cape Peninsula since the weekend.

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