Durban police investigating body found floating in surf

2016-11-16 11:39
Police search and rescue teams at the scene on a beach in Durban. (Jeff Wicks/News24)

Police search and rescue teams at the scene on a beach in Durban. (Jeff Wicks/News24)

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Durban – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a body found floating in the surf on Wednesday at moyo restaurant near uShaka Marine World.

Police search and rescue divers responded to the scene and were able to locate the body of the man in the waves after they were alerted to the incident.

"The unknown man was found floating in the shore break. The victim had injuries to his face and head," police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

With the cause of the man's death unclear, detectives are expected to focus their investigation on the facial trauma not associated with a drowning.

A man walking a dog spotted the body on Wednesday.

Mbhele said divers were then called out to moyo pier near uShaka beach to recover it.

An inquest docket had been opened for investigation, she said.

Mbhele added that a post-mortem would be conducted to determine what caused the man's death.

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