Joburg EMS continues with Kliprivier recovery efforts
Johannesburg Emergency Services on Monday suspended recovery efforts for two missing people, who were washed away by the river’s strong currents over the weekend, due to the overflowing body of water.
JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) will continue recovery efforts in Kliprivier on Tuesday morning.
This comes after two people were washed away by strong currents on Saturday evening during a cleansing ceremony.
Families of the pair, an 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, observed the recovery operations on Monday with high hopes of finding their loved ones.
On Monday, the overflowing body of water led to EMS suspending recovery efforts for the day.
Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi: “We want to allow the river streams to give off so that we can have options to explore.”
Mulaudzi said the team would continue their search despite the South African Weather Service warning of scorching heat on Tuesday.