Boy (11) drowns in Louisiana

THE body of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared beneath the waters last Tuesday was found washed ashore at Munster beach on Sunday.

Police said the family identified the deceased as that of their 11-year-old son. “The deceased was taken to the Port Shepstone state mortuary for a post mortem examination. Port Edward police are investigating an inquest case,” said Sergeant Sbu Ncane from Margate SAPS.

According to the NSRI Port Edward, the report of a drowning at Kidds beach in Leisure Bay came at about 11.50 am on Tuesday, November 27. NSRI Port Edward rescue swimmers, Police Search and Rescue and Med-Evac ambulance services responded.

It appears that bystanders using a body board had reached the child in the surf but they were unable to secure the child before the surf swept the child away from them and they were forced to return to shore.

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