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At 05h45, Friday, 9 December, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew and SRU (Strategic Response Unit) were activated following reports of a vehicle semi-submerged in the Hartbeespoort Dam, near to the Dam wall.

The sea rescue craft Sea Legs was launched while NSRI rescue swimmers, SA Police Services, SRU members and a Police Dive Unit responded.

On arrival on the scene Police divers, assisted by NSRI rescue swimmers, sadly recovered the body of a Pretoria man, believed to be aged 43, from the semi-submerged vehicle.

The body of the man has been taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

Towing services assisted Police to recover the vehicle from the steep embankment.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased man.

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