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Missing professor found alive

A Polish professor who went missing last weekend has been found alive on Mariepskop mountain, near Hoedspruit, Mpumulanga police said on Saturday.

“They are busy retrieving him alive from the bushes,” said Colonel Leonard Hlathi.

File photo. Credit: AFP

Hlathi said police found a small tent on Friday that helped them track down Dr Pawel Jaloszynski.

The 37-year-old entomologist from the University of Wroclaw in Poland went missing on Sunday while he, along with three colleagues, was doing research on insects on the mountain.

Jaloszynski sent an sms to his colleagues late Sunday afternoon that he was lost. They had not heard from him since.

The Mariepskop mountain is, at 1945m above sea level, the highest peak in the northern Drakensberg escarpment. -Sapa

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