Water reservoir in Knysna drained after man’s body discovered

After the body of a man was found, Knysna’s water reservoir was drained.

After an unidentified male’s body was found and recovered on Sunday afternoon, November 26, the water-dense Knysna municipality in the Khayalethu region had its water reservoir drained.


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The body was found floating in the water, and municipal employees called the police, according to Knysna-Plett Herald.

The body was found shortly after 4 p.m. after a team of police divers was sent to the scene.

Since then, an investigation has been launched.

Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. According to Sergeant Christoper Spies, a spokesperson for the Southern Cape police, an autopsy will be done to ascertain the cause of death this week.

To ensure the quality and safety of the water supply, the municipality announced on Facebook that it was flushing the system. It stated that the cleaning procedure is currently in progress and will take several days.

The eDameni, Dam-Se-Bos, Khayalethu, Nekkies, Oupad, Hlalani, Kalkol, and neighboring areas receive drinking water from the water reservoir at the lake.

To guarantee a steady supply of water during this time, the municipality added that several water tankers have been set up.

For more information, Cape Town Etc has contacted SAPS and Knysna Municipality.

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