Durban man drowns during fishing competition

2016-01-31 16:22


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Cape Town – A 40-year-old Durban fisherman drowned after he was swept out to sea by rip currents during a competition in Transkei, the NSRI said on Sunday.

The man was taking part in a fishing competition at the Hole in the Wall in Transkei, and was swallowed up by waves while landing his catch in shallow surf while angling.

NSRI East London station commander, Geoff McGregor, said fellow anglers tried to rescue the drowning man by throwing ropes towards him, but he was swept out.

His body was located during the search operations and he was declared dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, a man believed to be in his 20s drowned in the Wilderness at Swartvlei, a lagoon in Sedgefield in the Western Cape on Saturday.

And an investigation has also been opened into reports that a man in his late teens was swept out to see in Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal, the NSRI said in a statement.

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