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Body of missing Gauteng man washes up on beach

Dec 20, 2014
Body of missing Gauteng man washes up on beach

The body of the 20-year-old Gauteng man, who disappeared in the sea at Jeffreys Bay on 16 December, was discovered early on Saturday morning.

“At 07h00 NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew responded to assist Police 10km East of Jeffreys Bay after members of the public on a morning beach walk discovered the body of a man washed up on the beach,” the National Sea Rescue Institute said in a statement.

“The body of an adult male, believed to be that of a 20 year old Johannesburg man who went missing on Tuesday, 16th December, at Jeffreys Bay while swimming, was recovered from the beach and has been handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.”

Family of the man were assisted by Police Trauma Counsellors and formal positive identification will be held in conjunction with the Police.