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24 Jan 2021
7:28 am

Teen reportedly drowns while tubing on Orange River

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According to police, the 18-year-old girl was tubing with her friends on the river near Orania, a white-only enclave.

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Police in the Northern Cape have deployed their search and rescue unit to the Orange River, where a teenager reportedly drowned on Thursday.

According to police, the 18-year-old girl was tubing with her friends on the river near Orania, a white-only enclave.

Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the victim drowned after one of the tubes they were on overturned.

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The SAPS Search and Rescue Team, “under the command of Captain John Seeley, are currently busy in the Orange River near Orania with the search of an 18-year-old girl,” Tawana said.

“The SAPS Search and Rescue Team, together with other external roleplayers, are currently hard at work to search for the missing girl. The search continues.”

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