Six South African Rugby Players Feared Dead

Six South African rugby players are feared dead following their being swept out to sea during an after-practice swim in the ocean.

One of them, from Motherwell Rugby Football Club is already declared dead and the rest are listed as missing. The incident happened on the weekend in in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth.

Seventeen Motherwell players were among 21 people who were swept to sea from Bluewater Bay beach on Sunday, sparking a sea rescue operation.

Helicopters and boats have been sent out to search but it seems as if hopes of finding them alive is fading rapidly.

Authorities said they presumed them dead.

Our thoughts go out to their families. Ttheir names will only be released when the search is called off.

  • Fungai Machirori

    Sad stuff. We hope for better news about the rest.