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Search for missing Muizenberg lifeguard ends after body washes up on shore

The 23-year-old seasonal lifeguard was knocked off a rescue sled while he and a colleague were responding to kiteboarders in distress on Saturday.

An NSRI rescue team prepares to launch its search for a missing lifeguard at Muizenberg beach on 29 November 2020. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The body of a lifeguard on Monday washed ashore after he disappeared in the surf in Muizenberg.

The 23-year-old seasonal lifeguard was knocked off a rescue sled while he and a colleague were responding to kiteboarders in distress on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said a widespread search was launched.

However, he said the body washed up on shore later.

“Yesterday [Monday] afternoon, at about 5pm, law enforcement members informed the diving unit members regarding the body, which washed up between Sunrise Circle and Mnandi Beach. The body was on dry land and there was no need for the divers to attend to the scene,” Van Wyk said.

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