The body of an unidentified female was discovered on Sunday morning [January 10] at 10.53am in the surfline in front of Sea Point Swimming Pool.

The body was initially discovered by City lifeguards who were on patrol at the time. National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) duty crews were then placed on alert and it’s Bakoven sea rescue craft, in the area at the time, was diverted to investigate.

“Unconfirmed reports suggested that a body of an unidentified female was on the beach and on investigation it was confirmed that the body of an unidentified female was still in the surfline,” according to Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay station commander.

De Vos then confirmed that the body of the unidentified female was moved onto the beach by Police divers, who were assisted by Fire and Rescue Services divers, lifeguards and by NSRI rescue swimmers.

The body of the female has since been taken into the care of Western Cape Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

The South African Police Services (SAPS) confirmed to Cape TownETC that the circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation, and a death inquest case will be opened by Sea Point police.

Anyone with information related to the incident that can assist police to identify the body is urged to call police on 10111 or the Sea Point Police station at 0214303700.

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