Body of Midmar swimmer found
The body of Herman van Straten who went missing during the Midmar Mile swim has been found.
“At about 4.20pm [the body] surfaced about 800m from the starting line,” KwaZulu-Natal police Captain Lolly Moodley said yesterday.
He said the rescue dogs had responded “positively” and pointed in the direction where the body was found.
The 43-year-old man went missing on Saturday after he did not finish the race.
In 2011, Nick Mellet went missing during the 38th aQuelle Midmar Mile race. His body was found four days later.