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Drowned body found in water at Mermaid's Pool in Nahoon

Police on the scene at Mermaids Pool in Nahoon where a member of the public discovered a body in the water. It is suspected to be one of the teens who were believed to have drowned off Eastern Beach on Sunday.
Police on the scene at Mermaids Pool in Nahoon where a member of the public discovered a body in the water. It is suspected to be one of the teens who were believed to have drowned off Eastern Beach on Sunday.
Image: ALAN EASON

A body was found in the water at Mermaid's Pool in Nahoon, East London on Tuesday.

It is thought to be one of the two missing teenagers who are believed to have drowned off Eastern Beach on Sunday morning, but the body has not yet been identified.

Police search and rescue and other units were on the on the scene at  in Nahoon after a member of the public discovered the body in the sea.

The incident, in which three teenagers on a school tour from Middelburg were seen struggling in the rip current, took place just after 8am on Sunday morning.

One of the three youngsters was rescued by local surfers, but despite an extensive sea and shoreline search  by NSRI, firefighters, a BCM dive unit, police divers and K9 search and rescue units along the coast, there was no sign of the other two.

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