The two bodies that washed up along the Waal last weekend are most likely from two German girls aged 13 and 14 years old. According to the German police, the descriptions of the two bodies correspond to two girls who disappeared last Wednesday when they were swimming in the Rhine near Duisburg.
One body washed up Friday night in Rossum, the other in Gendt yesterday morning. Police struggled with identification of bodies as they were in the fast flowing water with high shipping traffic for a few days.
The German police say DNA investigation should give the final conclusion. The results are expected in the coming days. The families of the two children have been informed of the finding of the bodies. They get assistance from a pastor.
The two girls were swimming with a girlfriend last Wednesday. They were pulled under water by the strong current. The 17-year-old girlfriend could be taken out of the water, but she died a short time later. The girls aged 13 and 14 years were not recovered, but their bodies may have now been found along the Waal.