Man's body recovered from Umlazi River

Man's body recovered from Umlazi River

The body of a man who drowned in the uMlazi River has been recovered. 

SAPS Search and Rescue Unit

It's understood the 20-year-old man from KwaDengezi fell from a cliff and into the river yesterday.

Police spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says the man was being baptized in the river. 

"It is alleged that a local pastor was conducting a baptism in the Umlazi River at 4am yesterday. During the ceremony, a 24-year-old man fell into the waters and disappeared into the river. A search was conducted until late yesterday but the victim was not found," Gwala said. 

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Gwala says the body was recovered in this morning's search. 

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