The South African Police Services (SAPS) have launched a search for Marie Ostbo, a 21-year old student from Norway, who went missing after going on a beach stroll in Sedgefield in the Western Cape.
The young woman had arrived in the coastal town, situated in the Garden Route, with a group of other tourists on Wednesday, 18 April, and they set off for a walk along the beach in the evening, around 18:00, and returned an hour later.
That’s about the same time where Ostbo was last seen, as her absence was soon noticed by her friends who did not recall her making her way back to the backpackers where the group was staying.
After unsuccessfully looking for her at the beach, they alerted NSRI Wilderness and Community Police at around 19:40.
“We appeal to anyone who may have seen Marie, or noticed anything that may assist Police in this incident, to contact the Sedgefield Police,” said the NSRI.