Woman's body found floating in KZN river

2017-11-22 06:03


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Durban – An inquest docket has been opened after a woman's body was found floating in the Umkomaas river mouth in southern KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, police said.

The 30-year-old woman's body - with a serious head injury - was recovered by paramedics after they were alerted by members of the public, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

"Paramedics and lifeguards utilised a rescue boat and began to search the surrounding waters. After a short time, the woman's body was found approximately 250m from the shore.

"Lifeguards and paramedics returned the woman's body to the shore, but she didn't show any signs of life and she was declared dead," Meiring said.

The police's provincial spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the inquest docket had been opened at the Umkomaas police station.

The circumstances surrounding her death would be investigated. 

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