Surf lifesavers liaise during the search for missing teenager Samuel Macharia.
Surf lifesavers liaise during the search for missing teenager Samuel Macharia.

Still no sign of missing teen

POLICE divers from Sydney yesterday joined the search for missing Kenyan teenager Samuel Macharia in the waters off Cabarita Beach.

The divers scoured the coastline as the search for the 16-year-old, who is feared drowned, entered its fourth day.

Samuel did not return home after an afternoon run and swim at Cabarita Beach on Sunday.

His backpack containing his clothes and mobile phone were found on the beach on Sunday.

Coffs Harbour water police are heading the investigation involving Tweed Byron police, police divers, SES volunteers, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, two rigid inflatable boats, jet skis and surf lifesavers.

Samuel originally came to Australia five years ago as an orphan sponsored by Tweed Shire Council.

He has been widely lauded for his exceptional soccer skills and there had been suggestions he might have been able to play the game at a professional level.

If you have seen Samuel or know his whereabouts contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

 



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