The body recovered from the ocean in Herolds Bay on Saturday afternoon, has been confirmed to be that of missing Heidi Scheepers, according to  Southern Cape police…

Heidi, her 2-year-old son Hugo and 6-year-old daughter Cuzette were reported missing on Tuesday last week after they were last seen in Herolds Bay.

Late on Thursday, it was confirmed that the body of 2-year-old Hugo had been recovered in the ocean where it is believed the car they were travelling in plunged down a gorge.

Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said Heidi’s body was spotted by a local resident of the area.

“The body was recovered and handed over to forensic pathology services,” said Pojie.

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He said police divers, together with air support, would continue the search for the body of 6-year-old Cuzette, however, bad weather is currently hampering the search efforts.

Etienne Scheepers – the father of the two children – had the heartbreaking task of identifying his son after rescuers, who worked for hours along a cliff face with crashing seas, found him floating in the gorge.

The circumstances surrounding their initial disappearance remain sketchy.