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Man goes missing at Jeffreys Bay beach

2014-12-17 07:24

A 20-year-old man has gone missing after he allegedly disappeared while swimming at Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Man found dead in pool at N Cape resort

2014-12-15 16:39

A man has been found dead in a swimming pool at a resort near Kimberley, Northern Cape police say.

Jeffreys Bay search resumes for missing girl

2014-12-08 07:39

A search has resumed for a girl who went missing in a lagoon at the Seekoei River, in Jeffreys Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy, 10, drowns in Soweto

2014-12-06 07:09

A 10-year-old boy has drowned in a water hole in Protea Glen extension 11, Soweto.

Boy drowns in KZN river

2014-12-03 22:44

A 12-year-old boy has drowned in the Umgeni River in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal.

Rip currents sweep man out to sea

2014-11-30 08:01

A man in his 20s is presumed drowned after being swept away by a rip current at Kleinmond on the Western Cape coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy drowns in KZN pool

2014-11-18 23:06

A two-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Kapenta Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Tuesday, paramedics said.

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul

2014-11-03 13:21

At least 24 illegal migrants have drowned after a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, report say.

At least 20 die as Lake Kariba boat capsizes

2014-10-25 09:51

At least 20 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a boat capsized on Lake Kariba during celebrations for the nation's golden anniversary of independence.

Hillcrest baby drowns

2014-09-07 08:05

A one-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal.

Teenagers missing at sea off Cape Town

2014-08-11 05:46

Two 13-year-old boys are missing after being swept out to sea in Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Body found at sea off Durban

2014-07-06 09:43

The body of an unidentified man has been found floating off the Durban North coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) says.

Docket opened after Port St Johns drowning

2014-05-15 09:32

An inquest docket has been opened after a man died while swimming ashore from a boat that had run out of fuel off the coast of Port St Johns, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy, 3, drowns after falling into pool

2014-05-12 07:46

A 3-year-old boy has drowned after accidentally falling into an uncovered swimming pool, according to Johannesburg emergency services.

Boy, 8, drowns in W Cape lagoon

2014-04-13 11:05

An 8-year-old boy has drowned in a lagoon in Wilderness in the Western Cape, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

19 killed in Uganda boat accident

2014-03-22 18:56

At least 19 people have been killed and dozens of others were missing after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized in a lake that runs along the border of Uganda and the DRC.

Missionary swept out to sea in Wilderness

2014-03-02 14:13

Police and rescuers are searching for a 21-year-old missionary who was swept out to sea at Wilderness in the Western Cape, according to the NSRI.

Teenager drowns in Richard's Bay

2014-01-24 19:02

A 16-year-old youth drowned at Pelican Island in Richard's Bay, paramedics say, but his friend swam to safety.

More children drown

2014-01-02 20:48

Two children, aged three and five, have drowned in the Caluza River in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.

Teen missing off Muizenberg beach

2013-12-30 14:47

An 18-year-old teenager is missing after being swept out to sea in Muizenberg, Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Man's body found in dam

2013-12-25 14:40

A man has drowned in Kleinplaasie Dam in Simonstown, near Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy, 6, drowns on KZN coast

2013-11-16 17:50

A six-year-old boy has drowned at sea in La Mercy on the Natal north coast, paramedics say.

Boy, 11, drowns at Muizenberg Beach

2013-11-13 07:52

An 11-year-old boy has drowned at Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town. Police are trying to locate the boy’s family.

Teens drown in North West quarry

2013-11-11 10:25

Two teenage boys have drowned in a quarry in Wolmaransstad, North West police have said.

Cape Town toddler drowns at daycare

2013-11-06 22:12

A 2-year-old boy has drowned in a pool at a Cape Town daycare centre.

 

Boy, 8, critical after near drowning

2014-12-16 16:16

An eight-year-old boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a resort pool in Bloemfontein, paramedics say.

3 kids drown in swimming pool

2014-12-08 15:23

Three children have drowned in a swimming pool in Mahikeng, police say, adding that an inquest has been opened.

Man’s body washes up on Durban beach

2014-12-07 09:13

The body of a man, who is presumed to have drowned, has washed up on Wilson's Wharf beach in Durban.

Woman drowns, another missing in Eastern Cape

2014-12-05 09:02

One woman has drowned and another is missing around Woody Cape, east of Port Elizabeth, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy drowned in house pool, not hotel

2014-11-19 15:36

The 2-year-old boy who drowned in a pool in Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast drowned in a house pool and not in the Kapenta Bay Hotel's pool, the hotel has confirmed.

Body of missing paddler found

2014-11-17 15:38

The National Sea Rescue Institute says the body has been found of a Johannesburg paddler who was missing off the Eastern Cape coast.

Woman, fully clothed, walks into the sea at Clifton

2014-10-26 19:45

A woman in her 20's has drowned after walking, fully clothed, into the sea near Clifton, Cape Town.

Boy swept out to sea still missing

2014-10-13 13:58

Police say there is still no sign of the eight-year-old boy swept out to sea in Hermanus and divers can't conduct a search because of rough conditions.

No sign of teens swept out to sea in Cape Town

2014-08-12 11:15

Two 13-year-old boys who were swept out to sea in Cape Town have still not been found, Western Cape police say.

Two Rhodes students drown

2014-07-28 17:52

Two students from Rhodes University have drowned after a boat in which they were canoeing capsized at Settlers Dam just outside Grahamstown, Eastern Cape police say.

Man drowns on Durban beach

2014-06-09 12:14

A man has drowned while fishing near Brighton Beach in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Search continues for body after KZN crash

2014-05-12 13:08

KwaZulu-Natal emergency services are still searching for a fifth child after a bakkie carrying schoolchildren crashed into a dam in the Midlands.

SA teen helps save German family from drowning

2014-04-17 10:51

A teenager has helped rescue a German family from drowning at Port Alfred's Eastern Beach, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Teens drown after raft capsizes at resort

2014-04-04 07:25

Two teenagers have drowned at a resort near Fochville after a raft they were on capsized, North West paramedics say.

Mpuma floods claim more victims

2014-03-11 19:27

Eleven people have drowned in Mpumalanga in the past week because of heavy rains and 12 have reportedly been rescued.

Girl, 6, drowns in Lenasia flood

2014-02-22 13:15

A 6-year-old girl has drowned in a flood in Lehae in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police say.

Mpuma family believes mermaid took missing boy

2014-01-15 21:33
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Family of a 12-year-old boy, who went missing in a tributary of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, believed he was taken by a mermaid, who would return him in time for school.

Man swept out to sea, drowns

2013-12-31 13:19

A man has drowned after being swept out to sea at Ramsgate beach, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

7 Vietnamese children drown at sea

2013-12-30 12:46

Seven Vietnamese schoolchildren have drowned while swimming in the sea during a picnic near the southern business hub of Ho Chi Minh City, local police say.

3 children drown in Western Cape

2013-12-19 21:03

Three children have drowned at Leisure Isle in Knysna in the Western Cape.

Migrants drown after boat capsizes

2013-11-15 16:10

At least 12 migrants including four children have died when their boat capsized near a small Greek town on the Ionian Sea.

North West boy drowns in quarry

2013-11-12 19:21

An 8-year-old boy has drowned in a North West quarry, while swimming with his friends.

Gauteng mayor to help with funeral costs

2013-11-07 19:54

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele has offered to pay for the funerals of two boys who died on the East Rand at the weekend.

2 North West pupils drown after heavy rains

2013-10-29 16:31

Two school pupils from Potchefstroom in North West have drowned during heavy rains in the area.

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