Local fisherman loses consciousness in water and drowns at Umkomaas Beach

A fisherman drowned near Amanzimtoti on Friday afternoon after he reportedly lost consciousness in the water, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). Nicki Gibson, NSRI Rocky Bay deputy station commander, said the unit received a report of a drowning in progress at Umkomaas Beach at around 14:00 on Friday. The crew went to… Continue reading Local fisherman loses consciousness in water and drowns at Umkomaas Beach

Man drowns after getting caught in rip current at KZN beach

Durban – A 39-year-old man has drowned after he was caught in a rip current while wading in waist-deep water at Fig Tree Beach situated between Southbroom and Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson, Craig Lambinon said the man who is believed to be from Kwazikwa near Port Edward, died… Continue reading Man drowns after getting caught in rip current at KZN beach

Boy, 4, drowns in lagoon on Scottburgh Main Beach

A four-year-old boy has drowned in a lagoon at Scottburgh Main Beach, KwaZulu-Natal paramedic services said on Friday. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the incident took place on Thursday. “Reports from the scene indicate that bystanders found a 4-year-old male floating in the water. Lifeguards were alerted who, once on scene, started CPR.” He… Continue reading Boy, 4, drowns in lagoon on Scottburgh Main Beach

Three men from same family drown while trying to save boy from KZN dam

Durban – Three men, thought to be from the same family, drowned on Monday afternoon while saving an 11-year-old boy from the Utrecht Park dam in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics have said. Utrecht is a small town in the northwest area of KwaZulu-Natal, about 45 kilometres from Newcastle. According to ER24’s provincial liaison, Ross Campbell, the child… Continue reading Three men from same family drown while trying to save boy from KZN dam

Girl, 8, drowns at Westville swimming pool

Durban – An eight-year-old girl has drowned at the Westville swimming pool. According to Rescue Care operations director Garrith Jamieson, around 12:45pm they were alerted to the incident. “Upon arrival, we found that lifeguards had pulled the girl from the pool and had begun CPR on the girl. Immediately, advanced life support medics took over… Continue reading Girl, 8, drowns at Westville swimming pool

Woman drowns at Margate Beach

Durban – A woman has drowned at Margate beach on the South Coast on Thursday morning. According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst they responded to the incident around 7:40am. “Reports from the scene indicate that an adult female believed to be in her thirties was rescued by Lifeguards who pulled her to shore. “On… Continue reading Woman drowns at Margate Beach