100908. Cape Town. The NSRI conducting a search for a missing body of Camps Bay beach. Picture Henk Kruger/Cape Argus

Cape Town - Police divers and sea rescue volunteers continued today their search for a man who was swept from rocks at the whale-watching point near Gordon’s Bay.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Gordon’s Bay duty crew were called at 1.40pm yesterday when a drowning was reported, said spokesman Craig Lambinon.

NSRI boats and other emergency services went to the scene, where a man’s colleagues reported that the victim had been swept off a rock and that he had disappeared under water almost immediately.

“Information from the missing man’s colleagues is that the missing man is a construction worker on a Gordon’s Bay building site who had joined colleagues at lunch time on the sea front, on rocks, when a wave swept the man off the rocks,” Lambinon said.

During a search that continued till dusk yesterday, police divers and rescue volunteers failed to find any sign of the man.

The search resumed at 8am.

Cape Argus