17-year-old body found in Orange River

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The body of Jean van Reenen Olivier (17) who disappeared in the Orange River on Tuesday has been found.

Capt. Police spokesperson Nelis Prins said Van Reenen Olivier’s body was found in the river near the Khamkirri campsite. It is about 30 km from Swartbooisberg where he was last spotted in the river.

“The body was positively identified as that of Van Reenen Olivier on Friday at 10:20.”

The SAPS thanked Kakamas to everyone, no matter how small the help, who was part of the search.

Campers and staff noticed his body at Khamkirri. He was taken out of the water on a small island just before the Augrabies Falls and gratitude was expressed that he was found before he disappeared under the falls.

“The SAPS also expresses our deepest sympathy with the family and friends of Van Reenen. May Heavenly Father wrap you all with His love and grace, ”Prince added.

Maroela Media previously reported that the Orange River has been combed since Tuesday evening after the teenager from Kakamas went swimming with a friend and suddenly disappeared under the water. The two went swimming at Swartbooisberg around 17:50. “When she looked around again, he was gone,” Prince said at the time.

Police divers, rescue teams, dog units and emergency services workers all combed the shore. Rapids made the work of rescue teams difficult.

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