Man's body found in dam

2013-12-25 14:40

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Johannesburg - A man drowned in Kleinplaasie Dam in Simonstown, near Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Wednesday.

"On arrival on-scene NSRI rescue swimmers began a free dive search for an adult male who had gone missing under water while reportedly on a small inflatable raft," said spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

"It is unknown what caused the man to disappear under water."

Police co-ordinated a scuba dive with police, emergency services and fire divers to search for the man, 30-year-old Brett Nerwich from Plumstead in Cape Town.

Nerwich's body was then found and brought to the surface, where it was handed to the police forensic pathology services. "Police have opened an inquest docket. While this is suspected to be a drowning accident the cause of death has not yet been confirmed," said Lambinon.

"Family on the scene were assisted by police trauma counsellors."

The drowning happened around 16:00 on Tuesday.

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