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newsTimesLive reports that the search for a missing 23-year-old commercial diver at Pier 104 in the Durban Harbour‚ ended in tragedy after his body was recovered on Thursday morning.  

The diver went missing while working on the hull of a vessel on Sunday.  He was not wearing a lifeline at the time‚ a device that could easily have identified his position in the murky water.  Police divers from Durban‚ Port Shepstone and PSS conducted extensive searches after the diver went missing, but to no avail.  A police search and rescue diver said his body was spotted floating alongside the wharf early on Thursday morning.  He was dressed in diving gear with his cylinders attached‚ but he was not wearing a mask at the time of recovery.  The police diver said many questions needed to be asked about why proper safety precautions had not been followed.  An inquest docket has been opened.

  • Read this report by Alex Patrick in full at TimesLive

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