Grim weekend for police divers in Durban as teens' bodies recovered

2016-10-24 12:08
Police search and rescue divers' vehicle. (Supplied)

Police search and rescue divers' vehicle. (Supplied)

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Durban - Police Search and Rescue divers had a grim weekend, recovering the bodies of two drowning victims.

In the first incident, specialist divers were called to assist at the Umvoti River north of Durban on Friday afternoon to assist with the search for a missing teenage boy.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said that detectives from KwaDukuza would be investigating the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death.

His body was pulled from the water after a brief search by divers.

On Saturday evening, a teenage girl drowned while swimming at Laguna Beach in Central Durban.

It is understood that she had taken to the surf and got herself into distress. She was pulled from the water by lifeguards who immediately started CPR.

Gwala said that divers were called to assist that the scene.

"The Search and Rescue Unit members were called out to Laguna Beach where they recovered the body of a 16-year-old woman. The victim went missing while swimming. Circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated," she said.  

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