At 19h55, Tuesday, 25th December, NSRI Station 42 Kleinmond, WC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services responded to the R44 Palmiet River bridge following reports from a group of men suspecting their 28 year old local male friend to have drowned earlier that afternoon.
It appears that a group of men were jumping off the bridge into the river and swimming when one man is believed to have been in difficulty and while the group of friends helped that friend we believe that they had not noticed another friend disappear beneath the water surface and they only realised later that he was missing.
NSRI rescue swimmers assisted Police to recover the body of the man from the river and the body has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
Condolences are conveyed to family and the friends of the deceased man.
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