DURBAN – An inquest docket has been opened after a body of a woman was found floating in the Umkomaas River mouth in southern KwaZulu- Natal, the police said on Tuesday.
The 30 year old woman’s body was recovered by paramedics after they were alerted by members of the public. The spokesperson of ER24 Russel Meiring also confirmed that the woman’s body had a serious head injury.
A team of lifeguards and paramedics was deployed to search for the body of the woman, and given enough resources to do the search.
“Paramedic and lifeguards utilised a rescue boat and began to search the surrounding waters. After a short time, the woman’s body was found approximately 250 metres from the shore.” Meiring said.”
“Lifeguards and paramedics returned the woman’s body to the shore, but she didn’t show any signs of life and she was declared dead,” Meiring added.
An inquest docket has been opened at the Umkhomaas police station, confirmed the police’s provincial spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala.
The police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. No arrests have been made.