SCENE: Grassy Park

The body of a 31-year-old man was found floating in a vlei in Grassy Park.

Police were called to 8th Avenue in Lotus River, near Zeekoevlei Mews, on Monday where the man, dressed in pants and a tracksuit top, could be seen floating on the surface of the water.

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk says they have opened an inquest docket into the man’s death.

He says a post-mortem is expected to determine the cause of death.

“The body of a 31-year-old male was found by a passer-by in the river today (Monday). The diving unit attended the scene and the body was retrieved.

“Circumstances leading to his death are under investigation and an inquest docket has been opened.”

Police have yet to confirm whether the man has been identified.

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