Wedding photographer saves drowning toddler mid-ceremony

2015-11-30 06:27

A quick-thinking wedding photographer has saved a drowning 5-year-old at the Estuary Beach in Port Edward - right in the middle of a marriage ceremony.

Paramedic's wife rescues drowning 5-year-old

2015-11-28 19:36

A Netcare 911 paramedic’s wife has rescued a 5 year-old boy who was in difficulty at the Estuary Beach in Port Elizabeth.

Boy drowns in uMvoti River

2015-11-06 21:15

An 8-year-old boy has drowned while collecting water from the uMvoti River on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Russian man drowns in Durban

2015-10-25 14:05

A man believed to be Russian has drowned off Durban’s North Beach, paramedics say, adding that lifeguards pulled him out from the surf but failed to revive him.

KZN kids rushed to hospital after near drowning

2015-10-08 17:33

Paramedics in KZN are on high alert after the near drowning of two children at a public swimming pool in Gamalahke, near Port Shepstone.

KZN police retrieve bodies from rivers after drownings

2015-10-05 13:00

Police divers have combed the bottoms of two KwaZulu-Natal rivers looking for the bodies of two victims who had drowned, one of them just a teenager.

Teen's body pulled from river after drowning

2015-09-27 21:21

Police rescue divers have found the body of a teenager who had drowned in the Umgeni River near Molweni, Durban.

Teenager drowns at Durban beach

2015-09-25 22:01

A 14-year-old boy has drowned at Durban’s Snake Park beach, paramedics says.

Homeless man rescues man from near drowning in Cape Town

2015-09-25 12:37

A homeless man in Cape Town has been commended for coming to the rescue of a man who was drowning at a beach in Sea Point, Cape Town.

Trauma counselling for pupils while search for classmate continues

2015-09-14 13:49

Classmates of a Grade 10 pupil at a Cape Town school are receiving trauma counselling while the search continues for their friend who went missing in the surf at Camps Bay.


Missing fisherman found dead under boat

2015-11-29 17:56

The search for a missing fisherman has ended in tragedy after his body was found trapped underneath the still floating boat.

Teen drowns in Durban public pool

2015-11-24 17:40

A teenager has died after drowning in a public pool in KwaMashu, Durban, paramedics say.

Distraught family tells how child drowned in unsecured hole

2015-10-30 11:01

A sobbing family has told how a 14-month-old toddler drowned in a small hole left unsecured by contractors in Mooi River.

Five drown during prayers in Limpopo river

2015-10-19 10:45

Five men have drowned while trying to assist a woman who got into difficulty during a prayer session in the Crocodile River, Limpopo police say.

Two boys drown while cooling off from heatwave

2015-10-08 09:03

Two boys, aged 6 and 8, have drowned after jumping into a dam in Phalaborwa to cool themselves down during a heatwave gripping parts of the country.

Boy, rescuer drown in Randburg swimming pool

2015-09-29 21:14

An act of bravery has ended in a double tragedy, with a six-year-old boy and the man who tried to rescue him both drowning in a swimming pool at the boy's house in Randburg, paramedics say.

4 children drown after rowing boat overturns in KZN

2015-09-26 22:15

The bodies of four children, among them two brothers, have been recovered after they drowned at the Mountain Park Dam in KwaZulu-Natal.

Fearless homeless man 'a hero' for saving drowning man

2015-09-25 19:52

Thembinkosi Gqotso, a homeless person who rescued a man from drowning, showed "no fear" when he spotted the fully dressed victim in distress in the waves at Sea Point, his friends say.

Man drowns during pre-dawn swim in Durban

2015-09-25 10:01

Revelry that spilled over from Heritage Day has resulted in the drowning of a man at Durban’s South Beach.

No dark motives behind pool tiles - eThekwini

2015-09-08 14:36

The eThekwini municipality has poured cold water on claims that a multimillion-rand upgrade to beachfront pools – which includes retiling – is a result of dark tiles camouflaging dark-skinned bathers underwater, increasing their risk of drowning.

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