Search for missing Diepsloot schoolgirl now a 'recovery operation' - police

2016-02-27 11:45

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Cape Town – The search for a missing 6-year-old girl believed to have been swept away in a flash flood in Diepsloot continued on Saturday, Johannesburg police said.

The girl has been missing since Thursday, spokesperson Daniel Mavimbela said.

She was among four children who had been trying to cross a stream in a low lying area around Diepsloot on Thursday when they were swept away.

Three children were rescued.

The search was now a recovery operation, he said, and no longer a rescue mission.

"If she had indeed fallen into the water, we suspect she might have been swept away," he said.

Sea rescue, the SAPS water wing and the dog unit as well as the Aquatic Rescue Unit from the City of Johannesburg were involved in the search, he said.

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