BETHAL – The body of a Bethal resident was found inside his vehicle in the Bethal Dam this morning, 10 May.
Mr Andries Lee’s Delta 1 Rescue Diving and police divers recovered the body of the 49-year-old man. Mr Gerdouw Briel from All City Towing was in charge of recovering the vehicle that was nearly submerged in the water.
Const Thomas Mogadime, spokesman for Bethal Police was on the scene. He said the police received a complaint at about 7.15am about a vehicle that sank into Bethal Dam.
“The police attended the incident and on arrival they found a silver vehicle in the dam and all role players were summoned to the scene.
“Members from the Secunda Diving Unit managed to get into the dam and found a white man in the vehicle still in the water.”
Const Mogadime said the man was certified dead by the paramedic from Langamed South Ambulance Services.
“More updates will follow as members are still at the scene.”