Police and community search for missing boy

2017-03-22 06:03

NEWARK SAPS and community members are still searching for a missing 14-year-old boy from Doringkop whom they believe drowned in the Tugela River on Sunday, 5 March.

Newark SAPS communications officer Malusi Ngubane said the boy, Mfanafuthi Ntuli, a Grade 8 pupil at
Nyakane Primary School, went for a swim with friends at around 1pm.

“His companions saw his clothes on the banks of the river and seconds later they saw a body floating in the river, but they were too afraid to enter it due to the strong current, so they ran home to report that Mfanafuthi had gone missing,”
Ngubane said.

IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson Paul Herbst said IPSS Medical Rescue and the SAPS Search and Rescue Unit searched the Tugela River on Sunday, however, he said police divers could not enter the water due to the strong current of the river at the time and sightings of crocodiles.

Anyone who can assist is urged to contact the Newark SAPS on 032 457 0320.

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