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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.

A seven-year-old boy is believed to have drowned in the Elsieskraal River in Cape Town. Picture: Chanel September/EWN


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)

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