National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesman Craig Lambinon said rescue officials were informed that five people who had been swimming at the beach were experiencing difficulty.
“Western Province lifeguards rescued four males from the water aged between 18 and 22 but [the] one male was missing,” said Lambinon.
A search was conducted.
“During the search the body of the teenager was found washed up in shallow surf,” said Lambinon.
The youth’s body was handed to the forensic pathology services.
Meanwhile in a separate incident the body of a man who was reported missing off the Port Elizabeth coastal waters in the Eastern Cape was recovered on Sunday.
Lambinon said the 28-year-old man was last seen in the water between Kings Beach and the harbour on Saturday. His friends claimed he had been collecting mussels.
“During a police dive unit scuba dive search the body of the missing man was located… and recovered from under water,” said Lambinon.
“The body [had] been handed into the care of the forensic pathology services.”
Police have opened inquest dockets into both incidents.