Rugby Team Missing off SA Beach

Men pulled to sea after post-practice swim

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa     Photo: exfordy/Flickr

Five men are missing and one man is dead after 17 members of a South African rugby team were pulled out to sea during a post-practice swim on Sunday at a beach near Port Elizabeth. The men played on the Motherwell Rugby Football Club, a local organization formed in 1992 that recruited at at-risk teens in Motherwell Township. The team had taken a swim after practicing for a championship tournament next week in Cape Town. Emergency officials rescued 11 of the 17 players who were carried out to sea.

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