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Investigation underway after man's body washes up on Kowie River

Oct 16, 2017
Investigation underway after man's body washes up on Kowie River

Police in Port Alfred have opened an inquest docket after the body of a man washed up on the shores of the Kowie River on Sunday morning.

According to Juan Pretorius, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Port Alfred station commander, said; "At 07h00, Sunday, the NSRI Port Alfred duty crew responded to the Kowie River, near to our NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue base, where we assisted the SA Police Services to recover the body of a man found washed up on the shoreline of the Kowie River."

He said that the body of an unidentified male was recovered from the river by NSRI rescue swimmers.

It was taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.

Police have opened an inquest docket and are investigating.