Body of boy (16) recovered from Nsuze river

Body of boy (16) recovered from Nsuze river

The body of a 16-year-old boy believed to have drowned has been recovered in Nsuze, in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Body of boy (16) recovered from Nsuze river

It is understood the teenager had been fishing at a river on Sunday when he lost his footing and fell into water.

IPSS Medical Rescue's Paul Herbst says their members were part of the search and recovery mission, along with police dive teams and K9 units from Richards Bay, Umhlali and Durban.

He says the police’s air wing was also called in to help because the location was only accessible by air.

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"Divers, K9s and search and rescue handlers were flown to the remote location where a search was initiated. 

"After some time, K9s indicated the location of the body and it was recovered by police divers. 

"Rescue personnel, K9s and the deceased were flown to an accessible area and the matter was handed over to local police members for further investigation."

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