Missing cop’s bicycle found, search called off due to bad weather

Michael van der Watt’s bicycle was found on Wednesday

A yellow bicycle found in the Van Stadens River gorge on Wednesday morning belongs to missing Port Elizabeth cop Michael van der Watt.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu confirmed that the bicycle had been found after an extensive search.

Van der Watt, 35, was last seen leaving his Rowallan Park home on his bicycle at 6am on Monday.

The search was called off on Wednesday afternoon due to bad weather, but was expected to continue on Thursday morning.

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