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Anna Robertson
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3 Mar 2017
3:30 pm

Three bodies found floating in Springs

Anna Robertson

It is believed the rescue unit will continue their search to see if there are more bodies in the quarry.

One of the bodies that were found at a quarry in Selection Park. The search continues for other possible bodies.

Three bodies have been found floating in a quarry in Springs, on the East Rand.

The third body was found on Friday.

According to Springs police spokesperson Captain Johannes Ramphora, a security guard was on routine patrol when he saw the two bodies floating in the quarry on Thursday, Springs Advertiser reported.

The Benoni Search and Rescue Unit led by Lieutenant-Colonel Reuben Hattingh removed the two bodies from the water.

Ramphora said the bodies were those of men and had allegedly been in the water “for what appears to be quite some time”, as they were already decomposed.

The deceased are unknown.

“We urge the community to come forward if they have any information on the identity of the deceased,” he says.

Brigadier Thandeka Gwebushe, Springs station commander, expressed her appreciation and sincere thanks to the SAPS units involved in removing the three bodies from the water.

“It is believed the rescue unit will continue their search to see if there are more bodies in the quarry,” said Ramphora.

– Caxton News Service

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