Body of man found in False Bay

2015-04-27 18:43

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Johannesburg - The body of an unknown man has been found in False Bay, off-shore of Garbage beach, near to Mnandi beach, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Monday.

The NSRI in Strandfontein were notified around 14:24 on Sunday following reports from fisherman of a body being found, spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement.

"NSRI Strandfontein responded to the scene and the SA Police Services, a police dive unit, Western Cape government health EMS, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and law enforcement responded."

On arrival, the body of the man was found on the beach and secured. Western Cape emergency medical services paramedics declared the man dead, with police forensics teams also on the scene.

"It appears that fishermen fishing at Garbage Beach from the shore had suspected that one of the fishing lines cast out to sea had been caught in kelp, but while reeling in the line it was discovered that the body of a man had been entangled in the fishing line and the fishermen managed to pull the body ashore and they raised the alarm," Lambinon said.

"The body of the man, suspected to be aged in his early 20s and still unidentified, was taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and police have opened an inquest docket."

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