Sunday, 17 February 2013

Man’s stark-naked body washes up on Camps Bay beach

At approximately 07:50 this morning [Sunday, 17 February 2013] a lady known as Helen Phillips noticed something floating on the water at Camps Bay beach. She could not immediately identify what exactly it was.

A few minutes thereafter a young female and her boyfriend came along and saw that it was a body floating on the water. The young man went into the water and pulled the body of the unidentified elderly man that is believed to be in his 70’s to the shore.

The local authorities immediately activated and dispatched emergency crews to the scene on incident.

At 08:26 the emergency personnel from Camps Bay Medics terminated their attempts to revive the man. The person was later declared deceased by the paramedics from the Western Cape Government: Department of Health [METRO Emergency Medical Services].

The City’s Law Enforcement and Specialised Services have established a crime scene after the stark-naked body was discovered at Camps Bay beach.

The City’s law enforcement officers inspected the surrounding area for any clothing or towels that could possibly belong to the deceased – however nothing was found.

It is not clear whether the deceased man was swimming at the location of discovery or whether the current washed him up from another point.

The incident was handed over the South African Police Services [SAPS] for investigation because of the suspicious nature of the case.

The incident is being considered an unexplained death.


Issued by: Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

Source: Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head: Systems Integration, Special Projects & Disaster Operations, Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

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