Body of drowned 11 year old recovered, Verulam

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Body of drowned 11 year old recovered, Verulam
Body of drowned 11 year old recovered, Verulam. Photo: RUSA

The body of 11 year old Ntando Nzuzo who drowned in Temple Valley, Verulam was recovered against the bank of a river near a water treatment plant on Valley View Drive in Riyadh on Sunday 17 February 2019.

At approximately 12:27 on Saturday, Reaction Unit South Africa received a call from a resident in the area requesting assistance after a child arrived at her home claiming that his friend had drowned in a river separating Temple Valley from Coniston.

Reaction Officers proceeded to the location and interviewed the child who stated that they were on their way to play soccer at the Verulam Recreation Grounds when one his friends experienced difficulty while crossing a river and drowned.

Reaction Officers entered the water and searched for the child until the arrival of the SAPS Search and Rescue . The search was called off due to the increasing water levels and the heavy current.

On Sunday morning Police divers and lifeguards from the Ethekwini Municipality entered the water with the use of canoes and discovered the body of the Verulam Primary School student approximately 300 meters away from where he was last seen.

His family were on scene at the time of the recovery.

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