Search for missing Hermanus man continues

The cliff at Ou Hawe on August 10, 2013, in Hermanus, South Africa.  Image by: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Sharief Jaffer
The cliff at Ou Hawe on August 10, 2013, in Hermanus, South Africa.
Image by: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Sharief Jaffer

Despite an extensive sea and shoreline search no trace has been found of a missing man who was last seen walking in the vicinity of the old harbour at Hermanus in the Western Cape in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At 6am on Sunday‚ the National Sea Rescue Institute duty crew at Hermanus launched a sea rescue craft and dispatched crew to the Hermanus old harbour to assist police in the ongoing search for local Hermanus 20-year-old Barry Leonard.

According to the NSRI‚ family had launched a search when Leonard had failed to return home in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He was last seen walking down to the old Hermanus harbour at around 2am on Saturday morning.

“Police were notified of the missing man and investigations indicate he had last been seen walking down to the old harbour but no indication of him being seen since and NSRI Hermanus were requested to search the sea and shoreline in the vicinity of the old harbour on the morning of Sunday in an attempt to cover all possibilities.

“Despite an extensive sea and shoreline search no sign of Barry has been found and we are appealing to anyone with information that can assist police in this matter to contact Hermanus police on 028-313-5300‚” the NSRI said.

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