Searches for missing teenager Samuel Macharia have entered their forth day at Cabarita Beach.
Searches for missing teenager Samuel Macharia have entered their forth day at Cabarita Beach. John Gass

Teen missing for four days

AUTHORITIES are still searching the waters off Cabarita Beach for a missing Kenyan teenager who is feared to have drowned.

The search is now in its forth day.

Kenyan teenager Samuel Macharia, 16, never returned home following an afternoon run and swim at Cabarita Beach on Sunday.

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

Police divers from Sydney spent today checking the coastline.

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

The 16-year-old student originally came to Australia as an orphan sponsored by Tweed Shire Council five years ago.

 If you have seen Samuel or know his whereabouts contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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