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Body of teen who drowned at Wilderness Beach recovered

It’s understood he was caught in rip currents while swimming with his sister.

FILE: An NSRI rescue boat. Picture: NSRI Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN – The body of a 17-year old boy has been recovered after an extensive three-day search.

The teen disappeared while swimming at a Wilderness beach on Saturday.

It’s understood he was caught in rip currents while swimming with his sister.

National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon says: “A police dive unit recovered the body of the 17-year-old in Wilderness Beach yesterday.

“NSRI were called on scene and on arrival on-scene forensic pathologist found that police were already attending to the scene. Police have opened an inquest docket.”

Meanwhile, officials are still searching for the bodies of an 18-year-old from Gugulethu who disappeared while swimming with friends at the Mnandi beach and that of a man who went missing at the Monwabisi beach on Monday.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)