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Man dies during fishing trip

2012-02-06 09:39

Johannesburg - A man died when he fell into the water while fishing at the Umdloti north beach, on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Sunday, paramedics said.

The man, 20, was on a fishing trip with a friend when one of them hooked a large fish, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

The man went to grab the line when he fell into the water and got washed out to sea.

The friend dived in to rescue him but also landed in difficulty, said Botha.

A bystander pulled both of the men out the water and started to resuscitate the 20-year-old, but he was declared dead on the scene.

His friend was not injured.

Comments
  • Garysyd705 - 2012-02-06 09:52

    STAY OUT THE DURBAN BEACHES! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD, A BACTERIA IS SPREADING IN THE WATERS! YOU CAN FALL REALLY SICK & CUTTING OF SKIN & AMPUTATION MIGHT BE NEEDED! SPEAD THE WORD NOW, SEND BC'S GUYS!!! THIS IS SERIOUS! ... CHECK OUT THE LINK! http://m.iol.co.za/article/view/s/81/a/172682.......is it true?????

      Craig - 2012-02-06 10:08

      stay away from the caps bar! Please spread the word. A virus is spreading in the internet! You can fall really sick and tired of mangled grammar and shouting through cyberspace. Amputation might be needed. Spread the word now....yawn

      Zion - 2012-02-06 11:40

      Sounds like you are advertising the drinking water quality in Welkom.

  • jcadman3 - 2012-02-06 10:26

    Was he not wearing a life jacket?

      Kaizer - 2012-02-06 16:37

      No blondy , he was fishing off either off the beach or a rock. Can u not deduce that , a " bystander " helped both fishermen

  • Dee - 2012-02-06 10:30

    OMG - We were at Umdloti beach on Sunday morning!!! Condolences to the family

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-02-06 11:34

    If you cannot swim, do not fish in the ocean as you stand a very real chance of being swept out to sea. If you insist, then fish off the pier.

      Zion - 2012-02-06 11:44

      If you cannot swim where else must you fish. If you insist then fish off the pier. (Assuming the pier does not lead into the ocean)

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