THE South African Police Service released a statement on April 22 to advise that the search for missing Norwegian student Marie Ostbo, 21, continued in Sedgefield.
It included members of the SAPS, the police diving unit, K9 dog unit, National Sea Rescue Institute volunteers and searchers attached to SANParks, as well as Emergency Medical Services and volunteers from the local community.
“The search party is currently searching for traces of the missing student at Myoli Beach [Sedgefield]. This search operation was also extended to neighbouring beaches at Buffalo Bay and Wilderness,” according to the statement.
Any person that can assist with information about the missing Marie Ostbo may contact the investigation officer, Captain Abrie Visagie, at Knysna police station on 044 302 6687.
• The original NSRI report stated that Ostbo hails from Norway but is studying in France and was on a tour of South Africa, arriving in Sedgefield with a group of young international student tourists last Wednesday.
Some of the group went for a walk on the beach and returned at around 7pm, which is when Ostbo was last seen at around 7pm on the beach, wearing blue jeans and a white shirt, about 100 metres from the backpackers where the group was staying.