South Africa 5.12.2014 09:58 am

Two women drown in the Eastern Cape

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The body of a woman who went missing at Woody Cape, east of Port Elizabeth, was recovered on Friday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

“NSRI have handed the body of the deceased female into the care of the police and the forensic pathology services,” spokesman Craig Lambinon said in a statement.

He said rescuers located and recovered the body at 4.58am, during an ongoing search operation.

Five people went for a swim and were caught in rip-currents and swept out to sea at 8pm on Thursday.

They were part of a group of health volunteers, made up of South African and British volunteers, who were staying together at Woody Cape on a voluntary mission.

Three people were rescued and the body of a 21-year-old woman was recovered on Thursday night.

Lambinon said all five were British citizens.

“British authorities are assisting families abroad of the two deceased females,” he said.
Sapa


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