Cape Town businessman found dead in river

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Cape Town businessman found dead in river

Nashira Davids | 2017-02-22 07:50:22.0

Cape Town businessman Carl van Rooyen.

Image by: Clanwilliam SAPD via Facebook

Cape Town businessman Carl van Rooyen had planned a hike in the mountains and a swim.

More than 72 hours later his body was found in the Oliphants River‚ police confirmed on Tuesday night.

Van Rooyen was the owner of Transcape Steels.

The 54-year-old was last seen on Saturday morning in Clanwilliam.

“He went for a hike and never returned. According to his family he was supposed to walk the mountains and swim back to Riviera Estate‚” police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said in a statement.

Wilderness Search and Rescue‚ the police‚ friends and family members launched a search. The body was found ”stuck” in the river late on Tuesday‚ Rwexana said. “An inquest has been opened for investigation. [A] post-mortem will be conducted to determine [the] cause of death‚” she said.



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