Dr Singh’s body being brought up by divers. Photo: Londiwe Pearl Xulu
The body found this morning at Howick Falls is that of missing Raisethorpe doctor Vidwan Singh.
Doctor Vidwaan Singh
Family spokesman Neren Anand confirmed that Dr Vidwan Singh’s body was found at the bottom of Howick falls this morning. His distraught family waited anxiously while the search and rescue team retrieved the body from among the rocks. Dr Singh’s body was negotiated up the steep path from the gorge below, assisted by Working on Fire volunteers.
The family identified the body before uniting in prayer. Singh’s body was transferred to the Howick Mortuary. The doctor’s wife and her family have thanked everyone who has been involved in the search and rescue, and all of the support, over the past week. No matter how or small it as all been appreciated, she said.”
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Anand said, “Police will continue with their investigation. No funeral arrangements have been made.”
Singh’s body was spotted by retired search and rescue diver Jack Haskins, who alerted authorities and the dive teams.
An extensive search was launched last week after the 72-year-old general practitioner did not return home after leaving his medical practice in Raisethorpe last Tuesday – and his car and phone were tracked to the Howick Falls precinct.
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