3 year-old baby’s body found in Little Fish River in Cookhouse

BY YOLANDA PALEWENI - NOVEMBER 4, 2016

The Port Elizabeth rescue team on Tuesday recovered the body of a three-year-old baby girl in the Little Fish River, on the farm, Rietfontein, in the Cookhouse area.

According to the police, on the 28th of October, at about 08:00, the father of the three-year-old was crossing the Little Fish River while carrying her on his shoulders when he slipped and fell into the river.

“The police were informed of the incident and the rescue team was contacted and they searched for the baby,” said police spokesperson, Captain Stephanie Smith.

She added that, the baby was only found dead on Tuesday.