Muizenberg Beach is closed for swimming today as a multi-agency search is underway to find a missing lifeguard.
The 23-year-old fell off a rescue sled being towed by a jetski while on route to assist a kite surfer in distress off St James just before 3pm yesterday.
It is suspected that the
lifeguard was knocked off the sled, approximately 50 to 100 metres offshore, and then disappeared under the water.
Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien, explains what happened next: "Lifeguards immediately started a search operation with the assistance of the NSRI, law enforcement, fire and rescue services as well as disaster risk management and other emergency medical services.
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