Unidentified body found floating in Black River

2016-05-24 06:00

The body of an unidentified man was found floating in the Black River on Friday 13 May.

According to Athlone police, officers were called out to retrieve the body which was found by workers in the area.

The body was seen floating in the river at 09:00 next to the N2 just before the Bhunga Avenue exit. “There were no visible injuries to the body, so foul play is not expected. The body was dressed in navy blue trousers and a grey and maroon striped sweater,” read a police statement.

An inquest docket has been opened to determine the cause of death.

V Anyone with information can contact Athlone police station on 021 697 9238 or CrimeStop on 0860 010 111.


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