Bodies of drowned school rugby players recovered in Durban

The bodies of two Gauteng school rugby players were recovered at Durban beaches on Monday morning after they are believed to have drowned.
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The bodies of two school rugby players‚ aged 17 and 18‚ were recovered at two Durban beaches on Monday morning ahead of a rugby tournament in which they were meant to play.

SAPS spokesperson Lt-Col Nqobile Gwala said “an inquest docket was opened in Point police station for investigation”.

Several sources confirmed to TimesLIVE that the Gauteng-based players had travelled to KwaZulu-Natal to compete in a rugby festival which kicked off on Saturday.

It is understood that the pupils had been swimming on Sunday.

Police divers from Durban police search and rescue (SAR) and Metro police SAR recovered the bodies at Laguna Beach and Country Club beach.

This is a developing story.

Source: ARENA Holdings.


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