Police said the body of a nine-year-old boy was found in a river in North West after he was reported missing on Friday.
The body of a missing nine-year-old boy was found in a river in the North West.
According to police spokesperson Captain Elsabé Augoustides, the body of the boy was recovered from a stream, flowing into the nearby river, which eventually runs into the Molatedi Dam.
“Late on Friday afternoon, 7 January 2022, the nine-year-old boy and his friends were playing in the stream near the Village when the victim jumped in to swim but was swept away by the fast current into the river.
“The friend alerted the parents of the nine-year-old boy, who immediately informed Madikwe police. A search was immediately conducted, but unfortunately, as it was getting dark, it had to be discontinued but resumed early on Saturday morning,” Augoustides said.
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She said all role players were activated, and Hartbeespoortdam NSRI divers and SRU offered their assistance.
“The search continued until around 17:30 when members from the police Air Wing spotted the body of the child stuck in the debris. NSRI and SRU from Hartbeespoortdam removed the body of the child from the river,” Augoustides said.
Brigadier Reginah Ntoagae has commended the Role players as well as the community for their efforts in ensuring that the body of the child was found shortly after being reported missing.
Ntoagae conveyed her condolences to the family of the deceased.
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