Western Cape police have opened an inquest following the discovery of a decomposing body on a beach on Tuesday.
"Ocean View SAPS members attended to a complaint from a passer-by who was walking with his dogs when he found a body on the beach between Misty Cliffs and Soetwater," police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said in a statement on Tuesday.
The brief statement came after News24 sent the police a video recording of the body that was captured by a man on the beach.
"The body was dressed in a black wetsuit with flippers and was in an advanced state of decomposition," Van Wyk said.
The body of the unknown male was taken to a nearby mortuary.