Tag: Herman “Thabo” van Straten

Tristan Dennis Found In Midmar Dam

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The body of missing swimmer Tristan Dennis was finally found floating in the water and has been recovered in Pietermaritzburg's Midmar Dam. Divers from the South African Police Services located the body early on Tuesday morning, after which it was positively identified as 30-year-old Tristan Dennis who

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Missing Swimmer Found In The Midmar Dam

The body of Herman "Thabo" van Straten was finally found in the Midmar Dam several days after he disappeared during the 2014 aQuellé Midmar Mile last Saturday. Officials found his body 800 meters from the start of the race in the middle of the course. Van Straten had started in the third heat on Saturday, the first day of the annual open water swimming

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Scenes From Above And Tragedy Below

For the second time in its history, a swimmer was feared dead after failing to complete this weekend's aQuellé Midmar Mile. In 2011, 45-year-old Nico Mellet died in the first fatality during the Midmar Mile, the worlds largest competitive open water swim. 16,996 individuals entered the 41st edition this past weekend, but 43-year-old Herman “Thabo” van

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