Herman van Straten and his fiancee, Shane Jones, who complained she did not get proper help from the event organisers on Saturday. Picture: Supplied

Johannesburg -

The body of Herman van Straten who went missing during the Midmar Mile swim has been found, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"At about 4.20pm (the body) surfaced about 800m from the starting line," Captain Lolly Moodley said.

He said the rescue dogs had responded "positively" just before the body was found and pointed in the direction where the body was.

The 43-year-old man went missing on Saturday after he did not finish the race.

In 2011, Nick Mellet went missing during the 38th aQuelle Midmar Mile race. His body was found four days later.