” He is here now, pull him up before he goes.” These were the pleading words of loved ones when the body believed to be that of the 18-year-old who went missing at a Cape Town beach over the weekend was sighted near Rocklands Beach on Tuesday.
Felicien Nzisabira, who had been at the beach since 07:00 for information about his son Uwamungu, looked over the balustrade helplessly as a teen’s body could be seen on the rocks on Tuesday morning.
Friends who had been waiting with him pleaded with the police to get divers into the water before it was too late.
Earlier, a grieving Felicien said: “All I want is for them to find my child’s body.”
He said he had been at a church service on Sunday when his son and three other teens found themselves in difficulty at the beach.
On Monday the body of a 16-year-old boy was found in the surf at Rocklands beach, Sea Point.
This followed the discovery a 15-year-old girl’s body by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) the same area.
The NSRI on Sunday received reports of four people having difficulty in the surf at Rocklands Beach.
Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson said the four were friends who got caught in the rip currents after entering the water to swim and the waves washed over them.
The four casualties were an 18-year-old male from Burundi, a 16-year-old male from Congo, a 15-year-old female from Congo and a 15-year-old male from Burundi.