Man’s body found in Lotus River canal

The body of an unknown man was found in a canal in Rockfort Road, Lotus River on Saturday 20 August.
The body of an unknown man was found in a canal in Rockfort Road, Lotus River on Saturday 20 August.

The body of an unknown man was found at a canal in Rockfort Road, Lotus River on Saturday 20 August.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith confirms the body was found at about 09:45.

“Officers of Grassy Park police were busy with patrols in Rockford Road when they spotted a crowd gathering at the canal.

“The officers were informed that a body was lying in the canal. Officers then saw the body of an unknown man was lying facing upwards in the canal,” Kleinsmith says.

Later the police divers removed the body of a coloured man from the water.

“At this stage it cannot be determined whether the body sustained any injuries.

“Grassy Park police registered an inquest docket for investigation,” Kleinsmith says.

Anyone with information of the incident is urged to contact Grassy Park police on 021 700 3900 or CrimeStop on 08600 10111.

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