Missing SA man's body found in Finland

2015-03-12 12:05
Herc Croeser. (Facebook)

Herc Croeser. (Facebook)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The body of a man found on a beach in Finland this week is believed to be that of a South African man who went missing last week.

Netwerk24 reported on Thursday that Herc Croeser, 60, travelled to Helsinki nearly two weeks ago to attend a conference. He was a manager at Metso Minerals and was based in Boksburg.

He was meant to arrive home last Saturday, but never boarded his flight in Finland.

Police found all his belongings, including his passport and money, in his hotel room.

According to the hotel, he left to dine at a nearby pub with colleagues last Thursday. CCTV showed him leaving the pub at 22:00. He was last on WhatsApp at 23:00.

His family tried to contact him the following morning and he did not respond.

A media release by Metso Minerals stated that his body had been found in the water.

A local news report stated that he is believed to have stood on the rocks on the beach to admire the waves when he fell in and drowned in the cold water. No foul play is suspected.

Read more on:    finland

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.