Search continues for KZN teen, presumed drowned

Search continues for KZN teen, presumed drowned

Police divers are continuing with their search for a 19-year-old, who's presumed to have drowned in the Umzimkhulu River.  

Search and Rescue, drowning at Mvoti River
SA Police Service

Rescuers say he had tried to make his way across the river, under a waterfall.  

The police's Nqobile Gwala says their search covered an area of 10-kilometres so far.

"The search and rescue unit - with other units - were called out to Umzimkhulu River, Mehlomnyama for reports of a drowning. A 19-year-old victim got washed down the river while trying to cross," he said. 

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