ARTICLES RELATING TO DROWNINGS

No drownings, fewer road deaths in NMB

2017-01-16 17:43

Nobody drowned and fewer people died on the roads in Nelson Mandela Bay this festive season compared to the previous year, mayor Athol Trollip has said.

Friends' Dusi river fishing trip takes a tragic turn

2017-01-15 22:31

A man in his 20s drowned in the Msundusi River in KwaZulu-Natal during a fishing trip, paramedics have said.

Teen spear-fisherman dies off PE coast

2017-01-14 18:15

An 18-year-old spear-fisherman died after he went missing while free-diving off Cape Recife near Port Elizabeth.

Suspected thief drowns in Zoo Lake after running away from cops

2017-01-09 13:00

An alleged thief has drowned in Zoo Lake, Parktown, after he escaped from police custody.

Firefighters battle 106 blazes... in just one day

2017-01-05 22:30

In just one day, firefighters battled 106 fires which were blazing around Cape Town, the City says.

Friends pull Pinetown man from water, save him from drowning

2017-01-01 21:13

A Pinetown resident had a close shave when he nearly drowned during a house visit on Sunday.

Boy, 9, drowns in family swimming pool

2016-12-31 19:52

A 9-year-old boy has been found dead in his family's swimming pool in Meyerton, Gauteng.

Toddler drowns, despite frantic rush to hospital

2016-12-31 09:10

A 2-year-old child has been declared dead after a rushed trip to a Cape Town hospital involving attempts at resuscitation en route.

Praise for hero East London cop who tried to save a man washed out to sea

2016-12-28 20:48

The NSRI has praised a brave off-duty police constable for trying to save an Alice man who was swept out to sea in East London.

Man drowns in Robben Island pool

2016-12-26 20:29

A 21-year-old man has drowned in a swimming pool on Robben Island, the NSRI says.

 

Narrow escape from rip current for Ballito bathers

2017-01-16 06:11

Quick thinking has saved the lives of five bathers who were swept away from the shoreline in Ballito.

Bystanders create harness in vain bid to save man swept off rocks in Cape Town

2017-01-15 12:23

A resident walking his dog and a cyclist have desperately tried to save a man who was swept off the rocks at the Three Anchor Bay promenade by creating a makeshift harness to haul him to safety.

Teen drowns during Mpumalanga flash floods

2017-01-10 21:14

The body of a 17-year-old boy swept away during flash flooding of the Klip River in Matshipe, Mpumalanga, has been found.

WATCH: Teenage girl swept away by river in flood

2017-01-07 21:43

A teenage girl and a search and rescue technician are missing and presumed drowned after being swept away by a river in flood on Saturday morning.

Toddler resuscitated after near drowning in Cape Town

2017-01-04 17:29

Paramedics say they have managed to resuscitate an unresponsive 2-year-old girl after she was pulled out of a pool in Cape Town.

Double tragedy hits Free State legislature

2017-01-01 16:42

The former speaker of the Free State legislature has died, and in a separate incident, the grandchildren of the current speaker drowned, the Democratic Alliance says.

Bodies of two unidentified children found in Muizenberg estuary

2016-12-31 14:21

The bodies of two unidentified children have been discovered in an estuary in Muizenberg, Cape Town, the NSRI says.

Beware of new moon rip currents - NSRI

2016-12-29 10:15

Bathers have been urged to be extra careful due to super-strong rip currents that come with the new moon.

Umalusi to give briefing on national exam results

2016-12-27 19:13

Umalusi, the Council of Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, is set to brief the media on the approval of the national exam results.

Search for missing Hermanus man continues

2016-12-26 07:36

Police divers are expected to continue the search for a 21-year-old man who is missing and presumed drowned in the sea off Hawston near Hermanus.

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