16 year old boy missing from Blythedale Beach
A 16-year-old boy is missing after being swept out to sea while swimming at Blythedale beach.
The Gledhow scholar was swimming around 17h00 when he got into difficulty and was swept away from the shore.
An off-duty police officer noticed the swimmer in difficulty and altered IPSS Medical Rescue, as well as KDM Fire & Rescue. The IPSS water rescue division, together with KDM lifeguards, responded to the beach and initiated an extensive search.
The search was suspended with negative results, due to poor light.
Lifeguards had already closed the beach, and the necessary warning flags were displayed. Please always adhere to cautionary flags and directives.
The search will resume at first light.
IPSS Medical Rescue
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