Pupil, 15, drowns while attending leadership camp near East London, MEC demands thorough probe

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The pupil who drowned at the Palm Springs Holiday Resort, near East London, on Thursday was a participant at an annual leadership camp arranged by Equal Education (EE).

She was described as a "very kind and vibrant young activist".

The 15-year-old girl, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was reported to have gone missing in the surf line after being swept out to sea by rip currents while swimming with other children, NSRI East London spokesperson Geoff McGregor said on Friday.

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