Body of Midmar Mile swimmer found

Tristan Dennis went missing while swimming at the event over the weekend.

FILE: Midmar Mile search and rescue team in action. Picture: Jeff Wicks/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police have confirmed the body of swimmer Tristan Dennis, who went missing during the Midmar Mile, has been found.

Dennis disappeared while swimming the event at the weekend.

Police spokesperson Thulane Zwane says the incident is under investigation.

"The search and rescue unit has found the body of a 30-year-old man who was reported missing on Saturday. His body was found floating in the dam this morning around 7am. An inquest docket has been open by the Howick police."

About a year ago, another swimmer went missing while taking part in the same event.

Herman van Straten's body was only found a few days later.