The prevailing bad weather conditions are hampering the search for six year old Cuzette Scheepers who went missing along with her mother and two year old brother in Herolds Bay just outside George a week ago.
The family’s vehicle was found in tatters down a cliff in Voelklip days later.
Police said Etienne Scheepers reported his wife and children missing last week he had last seen them on the beach in Herolds Bay but left to return to his business close by.
The Scheepers family own the Herolds Bay Cafe and run the Garden Route Property Management group that manages several holiday homes in the area.
After Heidi and the children namely Cuzette and Hugo failed to return home, social media posts asking for help in finding them went viral.
Police, rescue workers and residents joined the search, covering a large area of the town and surrounding suburbs, all the way up to George.
Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie said they were still searching for the missing six year old girl and they had managed to recover the body of her mom Heidi Scheepers on Saturday with the help of the NSRI after the body was spotted on the beach.
Pojie appealed to people to refrain from speculating about the incident on social media, as this could derail investigations.
He appealed to the users of popular social media networks to refrain from making assumptions as this diverts investigations. Poije added that the police did not suspect any foul play in this tragic accident.