Recovery operation in Krugersdorp: 1 man presumably drowned

A man is believed to have drowned yesterday while swimming in Monument Dam in Pretorius Park, near Key West Shopping Centre, in Krugersdorp.

According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst, the first report of a drowning came at about 2:35pm. The eyewitnesses claimed the man had submerged and could not be located.

“All relevant authorities were called to the scene where a search was conducted but sadly, no person was found,” Herbst advised. “Circumstances leading up to the drowning will be investigated by the [police] who were on scene.”

The search operation soon had to be switched into a body recovery operation.

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