Inquest opened into Icelandic tourist's Table Mountain death

2017-02-20 14:20
Ambulance. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Ambulance. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town – An inquest has been opened after the body of an Icelandic teenager was found on Table Mountain, Western Cape police said on Monday.

His body was found by a man on a morning hike in Platteklip Gorge on Sunday, said Captain FC van Wyk.

He immediately informed rescue and police services.

The 19-year-old was reported missing at 22:47 on Saturday, said Western Cape health emergency medical services spokesperson Robert Daniels.

He said he was informed that the teen was a tourist from Iceland.

"We are unable to speculate as to his cause of death."

Van Wyk said his next of kin had yet to be informed.

A post-mortem would determine the exact cause of death.

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