Body of KZN missing teen recovered at sea with arm missing

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The body of a drowned teenager has been found.
The body of a drowned teenager has been found.
André Damons

KwaZulu-Natal police have opened an inquest docket after the decomposing body of a teen who went missing on the South Coast was recovered on Friday. 

The 17-year-old was discovered with injuries to his torso and without his right arm. According to police, he went missing on Monday after he and two friends went swimming at an unprotected beach in Umgababa. 

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"(He was) recovered from the shore break, near the Umgababa river mouth. The victim had suffered severe injuries to his torso and the right arm was missing," said police. 

Meanwhile, there have been no reports of recoveries at Margate Pier, also on the South Coast, and Port Durnford beach, on the North Coast, where two other people went missing at sea on Thursday and last week Tuesday, respectively.

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