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Dead body of a missing boater found in Hazelmere Dam, Kwazulu-Natal

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The body of a person who has been missing since Sunday has been found at the Hazelmere Dam in Kwazulu-Natal on Monday afternoon.

The 28-year old American citizen sustained a head injury, It is understood he was due to return home next week.

On Monday the KwaZulu-Natal emergency and search and rescue teams recovered the body of a boater who went missing on Sunday.

Reports coming from the IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson Paul Herbst said the body was discovered on Monday afternoon and would be handed over to the police for further investigation.

“Reports indicated that the person fell off a boat and did not resurface. Rescue crews, K9s and divers searched the water,” he said.

By early evening, the search was suspended for safety reasons. The teams returned to the area on Monday where they continued to look for the man.

Meanwhile, rescue teams have resumed the search for a six-year-old child who was swept out to sea at an unprotected beach on the KZN north coast.

Herbst said the pair were out swimming when they lost their footing.

“IPSS Medical Rescue, together with various units, services and community members, continue the search for a six-year-old child who was swept out to sea yesterday and is presumed to have drowned.

“Aircraft, drones, foot patrols and watercraft are once more being used to try and locate the child, unfortunately with negative results thus far,” he said.

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