14 Jul 2012

Search underway in American Samoa for 15 year-old swept out to sea

9:20 am on 14 July 2012

In American Samoa, a 15 year-old boy is feared dead after he was swept out to sea while swimming in rough waters at Vaitogi Friday afternoon.

His brother made it to shore safely but Falefasa Matautia disappeared and hasn't been found up to this morning.

The Department of Public Safety Marine Patrol crew began a search shortly after 4 o'clock yesterday which lasted for two hours but failed to find any trace of the boy.

The search is resuming in rough weather this morning.