Police search for teen who drowned while tubing on Orange River

0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Search-and-rescue workers looking for a child.
Search-and-rescue workers looking for a child.
Supplied

Police in the Northern Cape have deployed their search and rescue unit to the Orange River, where a teenager reportedly drowned on Thursday.

According to police, the 18-year-old girl was tubing with her friends on the river near Orania, a white-only enclave.

Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the victim drowned after one of the tubes they were on overturned.

The SAPS Search and Rescue Team, "under the command of Captain John Seeley, are currently busy in the Orange River near Orania with the search of an 18-year-old girl," Tawana said.

"The SAPS Search and Rescue Team, together with other external roleplayers, are currently hard at work to search for the missing girl. The search continues."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When a Covid-19 vaccine for under 16's becomes available, will you be taking your children to get it?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, immediately!
38% - 4175 votes
I'll wait to see how others respond
26% - 2835 votes
No, I don't think they need it
36% - 4015 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.42
(-0.71)
ZAR/GBP
21.29
(-0.41)
ZAR/EUR
18.33
(-0.41)
ZAR/AUD
11.85
(-0.43)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(-0.71)
Gold
1702.14
(-0.28)
Silver
25.43
(+0.12)
Platinum
1134.50
(-0.22)
Brent Crude
70.77
(0.00)
Palladium
2337.84
(+0.42)
All Share
68112.75
(-0.23)
Top 40
62658.14
(-0.21)
Financial 15
12739.43
(-0.16)
Industrial 25
86706.03
(-1.04)
Resource 10
71369.15
(+0.80)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo