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Police recover a body at Sol Plaatjie dam

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State


FREE STATE - The Bethlehem police attended complaint of drowning at Sol Plaatjie dam on 16 December 2022 at approximately 14:26. The Welkom Rescue and Divers team retrieved body from the dam. The deceased is a male person between 28 and 30 who was wearing a charcoal tracksuit top and black tracksuit trouser with grey stripes on the side. He was declared dead by Emergency Medical Person.

It's further alleged that the body was noticed floating inside the dam by someone who tried to pull him out of the dam with a rope but unfortunately the deceased couldn't respond and the body went further deeper into the water and police were summoned. An Inquest docket was opened.

Any person with information that may lead to family or relatives of deceased can contact Bethlehem police station on 058 307 5700 or 082 527 6538.


Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring
079 5284784