A man was found hanged from a tree near Loch Athlone dam in Bethlehem, Free State police said on Tuesday.

A resident passing by found him on Friday around 12:00, police spokesperson Constable Maselela Langa said.

He was believed to have been in his early 40s. He was wearing blue polo and a black jeans and had tattoos on both hands.

A Dagga and R460 were found on him. Emergency services declared him dead on the scene. An inquest docket has been opened.

Anyone with information about his death could contact Constable Thokozile Radebe on 084 519 1477.

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