Man drowns in Vaderbijlpark

By Drum Digital
29 September 2013

A 22-year-old man drowned in Vaderbijilpark on Saturday, paramedics said.

"The SA Police Service [SAPS] rescue divers were called to the scene and they removed the lifeless body of the young man from the river... he was declared dead," ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson said.

She said according to witness reports, the man had gone into the water and he had not been able to climb out again.

She said the man was part of around 200 people that appeared to have been having a party at the river side.

-Sapa

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