ARTICLES RELATING TO DROWNINGS

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.

Two people killed in KZN crash

2013-10-27 21:17

Two people have died in KwaZulu-Natal after the car they were travelling in, plunged into the Amanzimtoti River, paramedics say.

Boy drowns after flooding

2013-10-19 22:45

A 12-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a stream during flooding in Tladi, Soweto police say.

Man drowns at Vanderbijlpark party

2013-09-28 22:08

A 22-year-old man has drowned in Vanderbijilpark during what appears to have been a party near a river attended by 200 people.

Two teens missing off Camps Bay

2013-09-26 07:06
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Two 16-year-old youths are missing, presumed drowned, off Camps Bay beach in Cape Town.

Northern Cape man missing in river

2013-08-15 11:40

A man has gone missing in the Vaal river in Delportshoop, Northern Cape, paramedics have said.

Woman drowns as truck plunges into harbour

2013-07-20 22:58

A woman has drowned after her truck plunged into the harbour in Durban, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

KZN teen drowns while saving child

2013-07-01 09:11

A 15-year-old boy has drowned in a ditch in Slangspruit, Imbali, near Pietermaritzburg, while rescuing a child.

Body found in Western Cape lagoon

2013-05-20 09:10

The body of a man has been retrieved from Fisherhaven Lagoon near Hermanus, where it was spotted floating by an off-duty police officer, the National Sea Recue Institute says.

Boys drown in tidal pool

2013-05-01 21:15

Two boys have drowned in the Monwabisi tidal pool in Cape Town the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Soweto toddler drowns in bucket

2013-04-27 19:00

A 15-month-old baby has drowned in Soweto after she fell inside a bucket of water which was left unattended outside her home.

Eastern Cape man drowns crossing river

2013-04-24 14:55

A man has drowned while trying to cross a flooded river in the Eastern Cape.

Boy found floating in pool

2013-04-01 09:15

A Potchefstroom boy is in a critical condition after being found floating in a swimming pool, paramedics say.

2 drown in Brakpan dam

2013-03-30 07:16

Two men have drowned in a dam Brakpan, while trying to recover a small remote controlled boat.

 

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.

Two toddlers drown in pit after storm

2013-10-28 11:25

Two 3-year-old cousins drowned in a flooded pit as their mothers cleared up after a storm hit large parts of the KwaZulu-Natal coast, according to a report.

Teen drowns at Mnandi Beach

2013-10-25 07:39

A teenager died when he was swept out to sea at Mnandi Beach, near Mitchells Plain, a City of Cape Town official says.

Another Cape child drowns

2013-09-30 22:28

A seven-year-old boy has drowned off Melkbosstrand on the west coast just north of Cape Town.

Boy, 9, drowns at school for blind

2013-09-16 11:33

A 9-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a school for the blind in Christiana, North West police say.

35 drown as heatwave grips Poland

2013-08-05 20:05

Thirty-five people have drowned in Poland since the beginning of August, according to police, as Poles attempt to combat a heatwave by flocking to the beach.

Girl, 7, drowns in pond

2013-07-02 14:08

A 7-year-old girl from Lanseria, north of Johannesburg, has drowned after falling into a pond near her home, paramedics say.

2 boys drown trying to retrieve tyre

2013-06-04 16:15

Two boys have drowned in a pond near Kimberley, Northern Cape police say.

Man drowns trying to rescue others

2013-05-12 20:53

A man has drowned in Johannesburg's Wemmer Pan after he tried to help three people whose small boat had capsized.

2 boys drown in Eastern Cape river

2013-04-29 12:52

Two boys, aged 6 and 7, have drowned while swimming in a river in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape police say.

CT fisherman presumed drowned

2013-04-26 22:37

The NSRI says a Cape Town fisherman who went missing after he fell overboard from a crayfish boat is presumed to have drowned.

Man drowns in Hermanus

2013-04-21 21:05

The body of a man has been found floating in the Botrivier Lagoon in Hermanus, the NSRI says.

Men drown during Free State baptism

2013-03-30 18:09
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Two men have drowned in the Vals River near Kroonstad in the Free State, apparently while being baptised.

No new evidence about student's death

2013-03-27 21:30

The North West University is unaware of any new evidence regarding the drowning death of a student at its Potchefstroom campus last year, it says.

 
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