Body parts of tourist who fell into a Victoria Fall Gorge still trapped under the rocks

Disjointed body parts believed to be that of Mr Roy Dikinya, a 40-year-old Harare man who fell into a gorge at the Victoria Falls Rainforest on New Year’s Day, have been found trapped at the Danger Point.

Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed that the discovery of the body parts adding that they are trapped between the rocks down the gorge.

He said Mr Dikinya slipped and fell from one of the viewing points of the Victoria Falls. He said:

Since Friday when the tragedy occurred, we have been searching for him, and our search teams in collaboration with police managed to locate his body yesterday (Saturday) late afternoon.

We haven’t been able to positively identify him because of the location where the body is trapped, but we are certain that it his body.

The body parts were spotted about 100 metres down and are trapped between rocks. Right now we are in communication with other security experts including the army to try and find ways of retrieving the body.

Mr Farawo, however, said the search has not affected entry to the Victoria Falls as “it still remains business as usual for our tourists.”

Meanwhile, investigations are underway to identify a second unidentified body of a male adult found floating down the gorges around rapid number 8 down the Victoria Falls.

–Chronicle

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