Two bodies recovered in weekend search operations
EMPANGENI K9 Search and Rescue members recovered two bodies at the weekend.
On Saturday, in what was described as a tricky and treacherous rescue, members navigated a steep gorge in Ekombe, near Nkandla, to recover the body of a 28-yearold man who had been reported missing since 15 March.
According to King Cetshwayo Cluster police spokesperson, Capt Mbongeni Mdlalose, the members were required to abseil down the gorge to retrieve the man’s body.
‘It is understood that an inquest docket has been opened and Nkandla SAPS are investigating the case,’ Mdlalose said.
On Sunday, Empangeni K9 Search and Rescue were dispatched to Klipfontein Dam in Vryheid where a local drowned after falling out of a canoe.
The body was recovered after a three-hour dive operation and was handed over to Vryheid SAPS.
Meanwhile, the search for the body of Mxolisi Mlungwana (19) who is believed to have drowned at Jabulani beach in St Lucia, continues.
An operation conducted by Search and Rescue members has to date yielded no positive results despite an extensive land and sea search in the vicinity where Mlungwana had last been seen.
Beach patrols were conducted at the weekend by local SAPS members, including members of the public.
Local SAPS and Empangeni K9 Search and Rescue Unit had to navigate a treacherous gorge on Saturday to retrieve the body of a 28-year-old man in Ekombe, near Nkandla