Missing KZN teen's body found

2016-11-19 14:46

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Durban - The body of a 17-year-old girl was found about 15km from where she went missing after being washed out to sea at Blythedale beach, KwaZulu-Natal police confirmed on Saturday.

The matriculant, who had been at the beach with a friend on Thursday afternoon, was hit by a wave while playing in the water, spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

Police divers and members of its search and rescue unit launched a search but were unable to find the teen.

On Saturday, a police helicopter was dispatched for an aerial search and the body was spotted 15km away from where she had last been seen.

"The family has been informed and are on their way to the mortuary in Kwadakuza," she said.

An inquest docket has been opened for investigation.

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