Umkomaas: Gauteng man dies after scuba dive

2013-03-22 00:00

A GAUTENG man in his 20s died while scuba diving on the South Coast yesterday afternoon.

Details of what happened were not available. Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics were summoned to the Umkomaas diving site and waited for the dive boat to bring the man to shore.

“As the boat beached, they found that fellow divers were doing CPR,” said Botha.

“Paramedics placed the patient on the beach and started with advanced life support resuscitation for about 40 minutes.”

The man was declared dead on the scene.

Attempts to reach the police for comment yesterday were not successful.

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