National 11.8.2016 08:08 am

uMngeni River body mutilated by sharks

The body of a man is recovered from the uMngeni River. Picture: Dave Steyn.

The body of a man is recovered from the uMngeni River. Picture: Dave Steyn.

Police are struggling to identify the body of the man recovered 3km off shore.

Police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala said the body had been mangled beyond recognition. She said the left arm had been ripped off and was missing.

It was also confirmed by Dave Steyn, head of the SAPS Search and Rescue, that the body had not been washed down during last month’s heavy rain.

“The body had only been in the water for about five days, and therefore was not related to the recent flash floods,” he said.

Gwala said an inquest docket had been opened and the case is being investigated by Point SAPS.

Members of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) recovered the body about 3km off shore after a fisherman made the discovery.

Caxton News Service

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