Search continues for 3 people missing at sea

The National Sea Rescue Institute says a 14-year-old boy disappeared beneath the surf at Milnerton Lagoon beach on Saturday.

FILE: Picture: NSRI.

CAPE TOWN - Police are continuing search operations for three people who went missing at sea in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) says a 14-year-old boy disappeared beneath the surf at Milnerton Lagoon Beach on Saturday.

According to NSRI, the teenage boy and his 16-year-old friend were swimming in the surf when he went missing after a wave washed over them.

On the same day, a father and his 10-year-old son disappeared when their canoe capsized at Beach View in Port Elizabeth.

They were fishing with the man’s 16-year-old nephew, who swam to shore and ran home to raise the alarm.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon says the teenager then swam to shore and ran home to raise the alarm.

“Police are continuing an ongoing search operation near Port Elizabeth, where a father and son went missing after their canoe capsized. They’ve been missing, now, for two days,” adds Lambinon.