ARTICLES RELATING TO DROWNINGS

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.

Durban man drowns during fishing competition

2016-01-31 16:22

A 40-year-old Durban fisherman has drowned after he was swept out to sea by rip currents during a competition in Transkei, the NSRI says.

KZN firefighter hailed for saving girl from drowning

2016-01-26 12:30

A KwaZulu-Natal firefighter is being celebrated after he saved a 15-year-old girl from drowning.

Man presumed drowned in Hartbeespoort Dam

2016-01-13 10:38

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 says.

Durban drowning brings death toll to 12 so far this year

2016-01-07 17:11

The drowning of a man on a Durban beach has brought to 12 the number of people who have drowned countrywide since the beginning of the year.

Drownings, rescue efforts all in a day's work for NSRI

2016-01-05 15:32

Western Cape oceans have claimed two lives and left two others seriously injured, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

KZN toddler drowns in swimming pool

2016-01-04 17:04

A KwaZulu-Natal toddler has drowned in a swimming pool in Pietermaritzburg, paramedics said on Monday.

Drownings mar festive season

2016-01-03 16:26

At least eight people have reportedly drowned since New Year's day, escalating the estimated 20 other cases reported since the festive season began, according to the NSRI.

Man dies after being caught in rip current.

2016-01-02 20:34

A man has died while two others were taken to hospital after being caught by a rip current at Grotto beach, Hermanus.

Friends pull drowned man from water in Rooi Els

2016-01-02 08:32

A 31-year-old man has drowned in Rooi Els in the Western Cape, the NSRI says.

 

Heroic girl in hospital after saving little sister from drowning

2016-02-06 15:54

A 12-year-old girl is in hospital after she managed to save her younger sister from difficulty in the surf at Richards Bay.

Ironman triathletes stop race to save pair from drowning

2016-01-27 12:28

Two participants and a referee in the Ironman triathlon in East London interrupted their race to save two youths caught in a rip current.

Boy's body found floating at Clifton First Beach

2016-01-13 14:16

A child's body has washed up near Clifton’s First Beach in Cape Town. Western Cape police are not yet sure if it is that of a child who went missing on New Year's Day.

Man drowns in residential complex

2016-01-07 19:16

A 20-year-old man has drowned at a residential complex in Springs, Gauteng, paramedics say.

Two suspected thieves drown after being thrown into Marikana quarry

2016-01-05 15:35

North West police have made no arrests after two suspected thieves were thrown into a disused quarry in Marikana and left to drown.

17 drowned migrants found on Turkish beach

2016-01-05 14:34

Turkish authorities have found the bodies of 17 migrants, including several children, washed up on a beach after their boat sank.

Man drowns at Albert Falls Dam

2016-01-04 06:19

A man has drowned at Albert Falls Dam in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

10-year-old boy's body recovered from ocean floor in Paternoster

2016-01-03 14:23

The body of a 10-year-old boy who drowned in Paternoster has been recovered from the ocean floor, while the search for a boy who went missing at Clifton in Cape Town continues, officials say.

Search still under way for boy, 10, swept out to sea at Clifton

2016-01-02 14:24

A search is still under way for a 10-year-old boy who went missing off Clifton Beach in Cape Town, police say.

Four dead, three missing in New Year's Day drownings

2016-01-01 19:50

Four people, including a teenager, have died and three have gone missing in several drowning incidents on New Year's Day.

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