Midmar swimmer’s body found

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The body of Herman van Straten who went missing during the Midmar Mile swim has been found, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

“At about 16:20 (the body) surfaced about 800m from the starting line,” Captain Lolly Moodley said.

He said the rescue dogs had respond “positively” just before the body was found 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.

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