Cape Town police to investigate drowning incident at Silvermine Dam

Cape Town police to investigate drowning incident at Silvermine Dam…  Cape Town police have launched an investigation surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man at Silvermine Dam on Saturday, November 20. According to several reports, the body was discovered by a police diving unit.

Cape Town police to investigate drowning incident at Silvermine Dam
Cape Town police to investigate drowning incident at Silvermine Dam—–

Provincial police spokesperson warrant officer Joseph Swartbooi said officers were called out to the area to assist with the search party. Swartbooi said divers then located and retrieved the body of an unknown man.

“The victim was declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” Swartbooi indicated.


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Meanwhile, the Silvermine Dam has now been shut down, pending the investigation. The victim’s identity will only be released once he’s been positively identified, and his family has been informed, EWN reported.

Table Mountain National Park Manager, Frans van Rooyenalso said in a Facebook post that they would like to express their sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time.

“We would like to express our gratitude to all the Emergency Personnel, including SAPS Diving Unit and TMNP Rangers for their dedication and hard work during this time,” the post read.

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