Body of Mpumalanga man found in car in Bethal Dam

The police say they received a complaint at about 7.15am about a vehicle that had sunk into Bethal Dam.

The body of a Bethal resident was found inside his vehicle in the Bethal Dam this morning, 10 May, reports Ridge Times.

Andries Lee’s Delta 1 Rescue Diving and police divers recovered the body of the 49-year-old man. The partially submerged vehicle was recovered by Gerdouw Briel from All City Towing.

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Constable Thomas Mogadime, spokesman for Bethal Police, was on the scene. He said the police received a complaint at about 7.15am about a vehicle that sank into Bethal Dam.

Photo credit: Gerdouw Briel and supplied by Bethal EMS

“The police attended the incident and on arrival they found a silver vehicle in the dam, and all role players were summoned to the scene.

“Members from the Secunda Diving Unit managed to get into the dam and found a white man in the vehicle still in the water.”

Photo credit: Const Thomas Mogadime, for Bethal Police.

Mogadime said the man was certified dead by the paramedic from Langamed South Ambulance Services.

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