Elderly man drowns while crossing Illovo River near Amanzimtoti

31 December 2018 - 09:33 By JEFF WICKS
Police divers pull the body of a 62-year-old man from the Illovo River near Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, on Sunday December 30 2018.
Police divers pull the body of a 62-year-old man from the Illovo River near Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, on Sunday December 30 2018.
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The body of an elderly man who went missing while crossing the Illovo River while it was in flood on Friday December 28 2018 was found after a two-day search.

It is understood the 62-year-old man, from Fakazi near Amanzimtoti, had been crossing in waist-deep water when he lost his footing.

Divers conducted a search operation on the banks and in the murky water before finding his body on Sunday morning, December 30 2018.

While conducting a shoreline search, the man’s partially decomposed body was found floating in an eddy nearly a kilometre from where he went missing.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the man’s death. 


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