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Man drowns at East London beach

2011-12-11 19:01

Johannesburg - A fly-fisherman drowned at Kayser Beach in East London after being swept out to sea by strong currents, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday.

"[The man] had reportedly been fly-fishing in shallow surf when he was swept out to sea by rip-currents and drowned," said NSRI East London station commander Geoff McGergor.

McGergor said that by the time the NSRI arrived on the scene, the body of the man had already been retrieved from the water by a member of the public.

Paramedics declared the man - who was in his forties and believed to be from Pretoria - dead on the scene.

McGergor warned coastal holiday makers to be aware of the full moon spring tide - the strongest of the month - which would last for another five to six days.

Comments
  • Paul - 2012-01-01 19:27

    Another rogue '11th-wave'? High spring tide and holiday-makers are inexperienced. RIP

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