The body of a missing 69-year-old man has been found floating in the Silvermine Dam, located in the Central Section of Table Mountain National Park earlier this morning, according to reports from Table Mountain Nation Park (TMNP)
“The discovery follows a week-long search of a reported missing 69-year-old man whose vehicle was discovered in the Silvermine parking area on Sunday, 21 March 2021,” said TMNP Park Manager, Frans van Rooyen.
According to The South African, along with locating the man’s vehicle, a search party made up of the SAPS Diving Unit, Metro Rescue Unit, City of Cape Town Fire Department Diving Unit, also found personal items like clothing belonging to the man near his vehicle.
“The family has positively identified and confirmed that it is indeed the body of Mr. Mike Reilly who has been missing for a week,” van Rooyen added.
TMNP ended its statement by thanking the emergency services for the tireless efforts during this operation and sent sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time.