Western Cape police on Wednesday recovered the body of an eight-year-old girl, after she was swept off the rocks at a beach near Mouille Point on the Cape Peninsula.
The child disappeared after being washed out to sea on Tuesday afternoon.
South African Police Service (Saps) divers took over the search operation this morning, while the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) continued to assist.
Cape Town Risk Disaster Management Centre spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said trauma councillors would be deployed to assist the child's grieving family.
“The social workers will be sent to the private residences of the mother and the next-of-kin.
“The body will be taken to the state mortuary where an autopsy will be conducted,” he added.
Meanwhile, Paarl police have taken over an investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found floating in a dam.
The 63-year-old woman's body was retrieved yesterday, from a dam in Mbekweni.
She was declared dead on the scene.
ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said: “Apparently the woman went missing on Sunday afternoon. Paramedics and local rescuers pulled her from the dam. Sadly, there was nothing more that could be done for her.”