Two of three boys who went missing in Uitenhage after trying to escape a swarm of bees were found dead in a dam on Friday, Eastern Cape police said.
Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said a group of boys went for a walk on Thursday morning, when a swarm of bees attacked them and they jumped into the Lapland Dam.
Some managed to get out of the dam but three were unable to do so.
The other boys went home to report the incident. The parents tried to go to the area, but abandoned it due to rough terrain. The incident was reported to police at 9pm.
A search team was assembled but could not continue with the search on Thursday night.
The search resumed on Friday morning and the bodies of two boys were located.
A search for the third boy continues.