Persons gather on shore in San Souci, where the father and son went missing. (Photo: Manson Shortte/Facebook)

The Coastguard said Sunday it was continuing its search for a father and a son who have not been seen since encountering difficulties while swimming at San Souci beach.

Missing are Othneil Delplesche, a football coach whose age is given as 39, and his son “Eto” (age unknown), both of Greiggs.

Reports are that they were bathing at the San Souci beach when Delplesche’s son and two others got into difficulties in the water.

Delplesche and another young man from San Souci is said to have gone to their rescue.

They rescued two of the three youngsters but Delplesche and his son went under.

The coastguard was summoned and combed the water as relatives, residents of the area and other onlookers waited anxiously on land for word of the missing.

A Coastguard vessel searches the water of San Souci on Saturday. (Photo: Manson Shortte/Facebook)
A Coastguard vessel searches the water of San Souci on Saturday. (Photo: Manson Shortte/Facebook)
Othneil Delplesche’s mother speaks on a cellphone at San Souci on Saturday. (Photo: Manson Shortte/Facebook)
Othneil Delplesche’s mother speaks on a cellphone at San Souci on Saturday. (Photo: Manson Shortte/Facebook)

6 replies on “Father and son missing at sea”

  1. The father was found on the shore this morning; the family is still searching for the 8 year old son.

  2. C. ben-David says:

    More needless drownings. I nearly drowned off Mt. Pleasant Beach in 1970. I haven’t ventured in the water on the Windward side since then. Neither should anyone else. The waters are just too rough in most places for the average swimmer and the undercurrent too treacherous. Signs should posted saying that these are dangerous waters and swimming should not be attempted.

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