Claus erzählte mir heute morgen, dass im Radio die Nachricht kam, dass der ertrunkene Junge am Wochenende in Mossel Bay angeschwemmt wurde. Wie erwartet, tot, jedoch haben die Eltern nun wenigstens Gewissheit und können ihren Sohn begraben. Fazit: 3 Tote, 3 Überlebende nach verherrender Bootstour im indischen Ozean.
Body of drowned pupil found on beach
Janine Oelofse GARDEN ROUTE BUREAU CHIEF
THE body of Gauteng teenager Jason Pretorius, who drowned with two school friends in the sea near Mossel Bay during a boat outing two weeks ago, has been found four kilometres from the spot where he was last seen.
NSRI Mossel Bay station commander Dawie Zwiegelaar said yesterday a member of the public discovered the body washed up on Dwarsweg Beach, east of the Great Brak River mouth, on Sunday morning.
Southern Cape police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie said Pretorius, 16, was identified by his clothing. He said the boy‘s parents had been informed.
Pretorius was with a group of pupils from Die Anker high school in Brakpan who were on a tour of the Southern Cape.
Their team-building exercise at Great Brak River on mini rubber ducks ended in tragedy when three of the four vessels capsized.
Nine pupils, all wearing life jackets, were thrown into the ocean. The other two who drowned were Darius Kruger and Michael Eager, both 17. Pojie said an inquest was pending.