Girl, 9, swept away while swimming with friends in Durban river

2019-02-15 15:30
Durban and Metro Police Search and Rescue teams. (Supplied)

Durban and Metro Police Search and Rescue teams. (Supplied)

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A nine-year-old girl has been swept away by the current while swimming in a river with her friends in Umlazi, south of Durban, on Friday.

Police search and rescue officials were deployed from the Dusi Canoe Marathon event to H Section, where the children were located.

The four children were playing in the river when they were swept away by the fast-flowing water. Three were able to get to safety, while the fourth disappeared below the surface.

Police divers were airlifted to the scene to search for the girl. The police air wing also searched downstream for the girl.

The search continues.

Read more on:    durban  |  search and rescue  |  accidents

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