ARTICLES RELATING TO DROWNINGS

Body of Johannesburg man who went missing in Umdloti recovered

2016-08-27 10:52

The body of a Johannesburg man who presumably drowned while swimming in the surf in Umdloti has been found by fishermen.

Joburg man presumed drowned near Durban

2016-08-21 15:30

A Johannesburg man is missing and presumed drowned after he and a friend got into trouble while swimming at Umdloti, north of Durban, paramedics say.

Australian surfers save 15-year old boy from drowning in Jeffrey's Bay

2016-07-04 20:48

A 15-year old boy who got caught in the surf in the ocean at Beach Break in Jeffrey's Bay has been saved by three Australian surfers.

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.

 

Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

2016-08-27 10:20

A mother who kept her toddler above water for five agonising minutes until a relative pulled him safely back onto the boat has not survived the ordeal herself.

Grim weekend for police rescue divers in Durban

2016-08-08 14:59

Police rescue personnel have pulled the remains of three bodies from rivers and the sea around Durban.

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.

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