Young man drowns in Silwermyndam


A young man drowned in the Silvermine Dam in the Table Mountain National Park on Sunday.

Megan Taplin, manager of the Table Mountain National Park, said the body of a 24-year-old man was pulled from the dam.

“The body was retrieved from the water by the police diving unit with the assistance of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). The family has positively identified the body and is now undergoing counselling. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time.”

The dam was closed until further notice shortly after the incident.

According to Craig Lambinon, spokesperson for the NSRI, a rescue operation was launched after the incident was reported at 12:37. The deceased drowned while swimming in the pond.

Lambinon said the deceased was a local resident. His identity has not yet been released.