KZN divers recover bodies of drowned boys

Police divers and NSRI volunteers search for two boys who drowned in Richards Bay, kwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Zululand Observer.

The bodies of the drowned boys were retrieved at noon on Sunday.

An Easter celebration turned to tragedy when two young boys, believed to be brothers, drowned in the Bay Hall area of Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal during a church outing.

It is believed the two boys, believed to be between 10 and 12 years old, had waded towards a buoy close to the shore when they encountered a sudden drop and disappeared from sight on Saturday afternoon, Zululand Observer reported.

A police dive team along with an NSRI crew searched, for the bodies until sunset and resumed the search early Sunday morning.

The bodies were eventually found and retrieved at noon on Sunday.

This comes after three schoolboys drowned at Bergheim Camp Site near Rustenburg, in the North West last week.

According to the provincial education department, the three Rustenburg Technical High School learners were canoeing when the canoe tipped over.

“Two of the learners were helped out of the water, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was conducted, yet it was too late whilst the third one was found later,” department spokesperson Elias Malindi said.

The school was on a sanctioned excursion whose purpose was to give learners out-of-class learning.

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– Caxton News Service

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