Cape Town police have launched an investigation surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man at Silvermine Dam on Saturday, November 20. According to several reports, the body was discovered by a police diving unit.
Provincial police spokesperson warrant officer Joseph Swartbooi said officers were called out to the area to assist with the search party. Swartbooi said divers then located and retrieved the body of an unknown man.
“The victim was declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” Swartbooi indicated.
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Meanwhile, the Silvermine Dam has now been shut down, pending the investigation. The victim’s identity will only be released once he’s been positively identified, and his family has been informed, EWN reported.
Table Mountain National Park Manager, Frans van Rooyenalso said in a Facebook post that they would like to express their sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time.