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Condolences are conveyed to the family of a teenager whose body was recovered from Lake Mzingazi by Police divers.At 13h40. Thursday, 24 December, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew, SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue and Medicare ambulance services responded to reports of a drowning in progress at a wier at Lake Mzingazi.On arrival on the scene it was confirmed that an 18 year old male, from Empangeni, was missing after disappearing under water.He had been fishing at a wier at Lake Mzingazi with his uncle when he got into difficulty in the water before disappeared under water.They had been fishing at the same spot for the past 4 days.Police divers, assisted by NSRI rescue swimmers, scuba dive searched and they located and recovered the body of the teenager.The body of the teenager has been taken into the care of KZN Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.Police have opened an inquest docket.
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