The body of a 15-year-old male student of the Wisburg Secondary School in Linden was retrieved from a Blue Lake situated at Wisroc, Wismar Linden sometime after 10:00hrs on Sunday, a day after he reportedly drowned at the location.
The teen, who resided at Prosville, Wismar Linden reportedly went to the area to swim with his 17-year-old sister but did not resurface after going into the lake at approximately 17:30hrs.
According to Police, the teen left his home at approximately 16:30h with his sister and other relatives to swim and while in the water he encountered difficulties and subsequently submerged.
A relative who observed when the victim submerged made efforts to rescue him but was unsuccessful.
Residents who formed a search party at the location were successful in recovering the teen’s body which was pulled from the lake with a rope.
A Police investigation is currently in progress.