Man presumed drowned in Hartbeespoort Dam

2016-01-13 10:38

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Rustenburg - A man is believed to have drowned while trying to swim to shore from a barge on the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Wednesday. 

Two men, employees of the Transvaal Yacht Club, were working on a barge attending to yachts on Monday afternoon, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

"While waiting for a service boat to collect them, one of the men attempted to swim to shore and got into difficulties while swimming and disappeared under water." 

A police dive unit would continue the search for him.

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