Actor plummets to his death from waterfall while filming movie in the Drakensberg

An actor fell to his death yesterday evening (April 12) in the Drakensberg near Winterton.

It is believed that the man, who was shooting an action scene for a movie at the time, lost his footing at the top of the Sterkspruit Waterfall at around 5.30pm.

He fell over 40 metres to the bottom of the waterfall, which has rocks and a small pool of water.

It is believed that the actor was 39 years old and from Johannesburg.

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A tour guide from the area commented on the matter by saying that the waterfall is in full flow due to the recent rains the area has been experiencing.

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Search & Rescue members from Pietermaritzburg and Empangeni, and Officer Freddie Halgreen (Okhahlamba Fire & Emergency Services) were at the scene.

The man’s body was recovered just before 11am this morning (April 13) at the bottom of the falls between the rocks.

An inquest docket has been opened.

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Saish Motheram
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