Man's body found floating in Free State dam

2016-03-07 14:19

Bloemfontein – The body of a 58-year-old man, who is believed to have drowned, was found floating in a dam, under a bridge between Masenkeng and Phahamane in Winburg, Free State police said on Monday.  

The body was discovered by the residents on Sunday morning while passing the bridge, said police spokesperson Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane.  

He was declared dead on scene.  

Mokhuoane said the man’s family said they had last seen him on Saturday night at his mother’s birthday celebration. 

"He was intoxicated and decided that he wanted to leave and go to his house," she said.  

An inquest docket has been opened. 

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