ARTICLES RELATING TO DROWNINGS

Paddlers find body of missing Durban man

2016-06-24 17:28

The body of a man believed to have been missing for the past week has been found floating in the sea off Durban, the NSRI says.

Two bodies surface after being swept away – Eastern Cape police

2016-05-08 19:39

The bodies of a man and a woman have surfaced after they were swept away by a strong stream of the Nxaxho River at Nxaxho Location, Gaqa Village Centane in the Eastern Cape.

We tried to revive Owami – 'illegal' crèche owner

2016-04-07 08:50

When little Owami Ndlovu's body was found floating in the pool at a day care centre in Johannesburg the owner claimed her brother did everything he could to revive the 1-year-old.

Near-drowning at KZN beach after bather is caught in rip current

2016-03-27 15:56

A man is in hospital after nearly drowning at Warner Beach near Durban, paramedics have confirmed.

Two boys drown in Gauteng dam

2016-03-20 07:55

Two boys, aged 12 and 15, have drowned while swimming at a dam near Temba, Gauteng police say.

Tragic end to NWU student's swim with friends

2016-03-13 18:19

A first-year student at the North West University's Postchefstroom campus has died after getting into difficulties while swimming with friends in the campus pool, the university says.

Teen's body found in Tubatse River, friend still missing

2016-03-12 18:51

Police have found the body of one of two teenagers swept down the Tubatse River near Burgersfort.

He died saving my life – drowning survivor on teen hero

2016-03-08 11:27

A survivor of a drowning incident at Margate beach in Durban where three teenagers lost their lives on a school outing says one of the boys died after he had saved others, a report says.

'I am in a lot of pain, she was my only daughter'

2016-03-02 09:36

Thabani Tshuma says he and his pregnant wife are not coping, and can't describe the pain they are feeling, after their daughter was swept away by a flash flood.

I'm just so happy both my daughters are alive - hero 12-year-old's dad

2016-02-17 10:43

A Richards Bay father says he is immensely proud of his 12-year-old daughter, who heroically risked her life to save her younger sister from drowning.

 

Cape Town boy may have drowned at building site

2016-06-19 13:00

The body of a 6-year-old boy was found at a construction site in Valhalla Park, Western Cape police say.

Firefighter drowns in freak Sabie River accident

2016-05-05 13:08

A young Working on Fire member who drowned in the Sabie River in Mpumalanga was a well-loved and dedicated member of his team, a spokesperson says.

Boy drowns, sister missing after crossing flooded river

2016-03-28 13:30

A 5-year-old boy has drowned after he and his family tried to cross a flooded river in Klaarstroom at the weekend, Southern Cape police have said.

North West education dept to probe school trip drownings

2016-03-22 17:52

The North West government will conduct an independent investigation after three school boys drowned during a camp in Rustenburg, Education MEC Maphefo Matsemela says.

Man, nephew drown in KZN dam

2016-03-19 22:00

A 42-year-old man and his nephew, 16, have died after their boat capsized at a dam near a guesthouse in the Natal Midlands in Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Man drowns during swim with visiting son

2016-03-12 19:46

A man in his 60s drowned at Fish Hoek beach while he and his son visiting from the UK were having a swim in the sea, the NSRI has said.

Diepsloot residents demand bridge over deadly river

2016-03-08 12:50

Over 480 people have called on the City of Johannesburg to build a footbridge at the tributary where 6-year-old Angel Sibanda lost her life in a flash flood.

Two teens drown, another missing after school outing at Margate beach

2016-03-06 10:16

Two teenagers have drowned, while a third is missing, after a group of pupils got into difficulty while swimming at Margate Beach, the NSRI says.

Search for missing Diepsloot schoolgirl now a 'recovery operation' - police

2016-02-27 11:45

Police say there is little hope that a 6-year-old girl who is believed to have been washed away in a flash flood in Johannesburg, will be found alive.

Selfless surfer saves drowning Garden Route tourist

2016-02-10 11:47

A surfer has been credited with the rescue of a German tourist who had been floundering for nearly an hour against strong rip currents while swimming at a Garden Route beach.

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