South Africa

Midmar swimmer's body found

2014-02-13 22:14
Midmar dam (Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media)

Johannesburg - The body of Herman van Straten who went missing during the Midmar Mile swim has been found, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"At about 16:20 (the body) surfaced about 800m from the starting line," Captain Lolly Moodley said.

He said the rescue dogs had respond "positively" just before the body was found and pointed in the direction where the body was found.

The 43-year-old man went missing on Saturday after he did not finish the race.

In 2011, Nick Mellet went missing during the 38th aQuelle Midmar Mile race. His body was found four days later.

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