1 Jan 2018, Western Cape: A search is continuing at Monwabisi Beach where a 25 year old man is reportedly missing in the surf.
NSRI Strandfontein duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports authority at 11h11 and two NSRI sea rescue craft Spirit of Grand West CSI and Film Industry Fund Rescuer One were launched.
NSRI Strandfontein, WC Government Health EMS, the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter, Lifeguards, Law Enforcement Marine and a Law Enforcement Marine rescue craft, the SA Police Services, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, a Police Dive Unit, Metro police conducted an extensive search including NSRI rescue swimmers and Law Enforcement Marine officers doing a sweeping line free dive search in the water.
The area of beach is quite a distance from the lifeguard protected beach. No sign of the man has been found and Police have opened an investigation. A Police Dive unit will continue in an ongoing search operation assisted by lifeguards and Law Enforcement stationed at Monwabisi beach.