A Grade 8 boy at Parktown Boys’ High School, who attending an orientation camp at a lodge near Brits in North West had been missing since Thursday morning following a water activity. The school issued a statement this morning (Friday) stating that the Grade 8 group arrived at camp on Wednesday.
“On Thursday morning, it was realised that a boy had gone missing from the camp. Emergency procedures had been instituted by camp management and are being assisted by members of the local community and the SAPS Emergency Services,” according to the statement as published in News 24
“Police search-and-rescue are on site and are already at work in the area of the river where a water activity was held after the boy’s arrival. The parents of the missing boy are at the venue. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this traumatic time.”
The search had now been officially suspended and the Grade 8 class would return to their families today as the camp had been called off.
The boy had been identified as Enock Mpianzi (13) from Yeoville in Johannesburg.