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Police probe boy's drowning
Police have opened an inquest docket into the death of a seven-year-old Thornton boy.
CAPE TOWN - Police have opened an inquest docket after the body of a seven-year-old boy was found in a river near Pinelands.
It is believed Dale Eastland was playing with his friend when he fell into the Elsieskraal River on Wednesday.
On Friday police divers recovered his body following a lengthy search.
The police’s November Filander says, “We are going to open an inquest docket for further investigation.”
Meanwhile, police divers have resumed the search for a missing fisherman swept off the rocks at Monwabisi Beach in the Western Cape.
The incident happened while the 65-year-old Mitchell's Plain man was angling with two friends on Friday afternoon.
The National Sea Rescue Institute’s Craig Lambinon says, “The man is believed to have been washed off a rock and fallen into the sea. The search is underway.”
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)