Body spotted on beach

2011-07-19 00:00

A BODY thought to be that of holiday- maker Cobus Coetzee was yesterday recovered on the beach between Margate and Ramsgate.

Said Captain Gerald Mfeka of the Margate police, “The body was recovered by our search-and-rescue unit at 3 pm … after we got a call from someone who had spotted something on the beach.”

Police are awaiting the outcome of DNA tests to confirm the identity.

Coetzee was washed out to sea on July 7 while on holiday in Margate.

“We cannot confirm who it is at this stage. Only after the forensics tests are complete will we know the identity,” Mfeka added.

— Witness Reporter.

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