Mud man: Name of river victim wanted

2012-08-24 00:00

POLICE are searching for more details on a man who is believed to have drowned a few days ago in the Umkomaas River.

His body was retrieved on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said the body was stuck in the mud in the middle of the river.

Netcare 911 paramedics and the SAPS search rescue from Durban and Port Shepstone recovered the body.

“The cause of death will be determined through a post mortem and an inquest docket was opened,” said Wiid.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said a specialised stretcher had to be used in the operation. “The body was handed over to the Umkomaas police for further investigation,” said Botha. — WR.

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