Dismembered body found on beach

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November 14, 2016
Dismembered body found on beach

SPOKESMAN: Meiring

Authorities are baffled after a dead body and two dismembered legs have washed ashore on two Cape Town beaches.

While the male body was intact, police are now searching for the body which belongs to the legs, with one apparently still wearing a boot.

The limbs were discovered on Friday on the shores of Gordon’s Bay main beach.

“Upon arrival, paramedics found a dismembered limb that had washed ashore. Nothing could be done by ER24 paramedics, who left the local authorities in attendance on the scene,” said ER24’s Russel Meiring.

“A short time later, ER24 paramedics were called to Bikini Beach in Gordon’s Bay for another incident. Upon arrival, paramedics found that the body of a male had washed ashore. It was evident to paramedics that this man had been dead for some time.”

The same medics were then called back to the main beach where a second leg was found.

The National Sea Rescue Institute were called in to assist in the search for the remains of the body.

Police were on scene investigating. It’s still not known whose limbs it is, or the identity of the man.

Authorities said DNA tests and a post-mortem are being conducted.

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