ARTICLES RELATING TO DROWNINGS

Man suffers heart attack in Two Oceans Aquarium tank

2015-01-19 21:19

The National Sea Rescue Institute has responded to the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town after a man suffered a heart attack while diving in one of the water tanks.

Dutch tourist drowns at Cape St Francis

2015-01-16 11:11

A Dutch tourist has drowned after being swept out to sea at Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape.

German tourist drowns in Cape

2015-01-07 18:05

An elderly German tourist has drowned in the sea at Sedgefield in the Western Cape.

10-year-old drowns in Port Elizabeth

2015-01-04 22:26

A 10-year-old boy has drowned after he and four friends went swimming in a salt lake at the Govan Mbeki township in Port Elizabeth.

Body retrieved from West Rand stream

2015-01-02 22:30

A body of a man has been retrieved from a stream at Roodekrans in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg.

Boy, 7, drowns at Nature's Valley beach

2015-01-02 08:21

The body of a 7-year-old boy who drowned at Nature's Valley Beach near Plettenberg Bay has been found, after another 7-year-old boy drowned in the Boknes Lagoon near Port Alfred earlier on the same day, the NSRI says.

Boy, 10, drowns in North West pool

2015-01-01 22:06

A 10-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in a pool at a lodge near the R30 in Klerksdorp, North West.

4 children rescued at Camps Bay

2015-01-01 14:05

Four children have been given medical treatment after they nearly drowned in three separate incidents at Camps Bay beach on New Year’s day, the NSRI says.

Boy, 5, drowns at Cape resort

2014-12-31 06:33

A 5-year-old boy, who had been camping with his grandparents, has drowned at the Monwabisi Coastal Resort, the City of Cape Town has said.

Missing teen's body found

2014-12-27 18:51

The body of an 18-year-old boy has been found during a search and rescue mission at the Strand main beach, the City of Cape Town says.

Cape mom drowns trying to rescue children

2014-12-21 21:18

A mother of four children has been swept down the Berg River at Paarl after she managed to rescue her children from the fast-flowing waters.

Boy, 8, critical after near drowning

2014-12-16 16:16

An eight-year-old boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a resort pool in Bloemfontein, paramedics say.

3 kids drown in swimming pool

2014-12-08 15:23

Three children have drowned in a swimming pool in Mahikeng, police say, adding that an inquest has been opened.

Man’s body washes up on Durban beach

2014-12-07 09:13

The body of a man, who is presumed to have drowned, has washed up on Wilson's Wharf beach in Durban.

Woman drowns, another missing in Eastern Cape

2014-12-05 09:02

One woman has drowned and another is missing around Woody Cape, east of Port Elizabeth, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy drowned in house pool, not hotel

2014-11-19 15:36

The 2-year-old boy who drowned in a pool in Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast drowned in a house pool and not in the Kapenta Bay Hotel's pool, the hotel has confirmed.

Body of missing paddler found

2014-11-17 15:38

The National Sea Rescue Institute says the body has been found of a Johannesburg paddler who was missing off the Eastern Cape coast.

Woman, fully clothed, walks into the sea at Clifton

2014-10-26 19:45

A woman in her 20's has drowned after walking, fully clothed, into the sea near Clifton, Cape Town.

Boy swept out to sea still missing

2014-10-13 13:58

Police say there is still no sign of the eight-year-old boy swept out to sea in Hermanus and divers can't conduct a search because of rough conditions.

No sign of teens swept out to sea in Cape Town

2014-08-12 11:15

Two 13-year-old boys who were swept out to sea in Cape Town have still not been found, Western Cape police say.

Two Rhodes students drown

2014-07-28 17:52

Two students from Rhodes University have drowned after a boat in which they were canoeing capsized at Settlers Dam just outside Grahamstown, Eastern Cape police say.

Man drowns on Durban beach

2014-06-09 12:14

A man has drowned while fishing near Brighton Beach in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Search continues for body after KZN crash

2014-05-12 13:08

KwaZulu-Natal emergency services are still searching for a fifth child after a bakkie carrying schoolchildren crashed into a dam in the Midlands.

 

4-year-old drowns in pool in KZN

2015-01-18 14:11

A 4-year-old boy has drowned in a pool in Northdene, in KwaZulu-Natal's Queensburgh, paramedics say.

Man drowns in Vaal Dam

2015-01-10 10:15

A man in his 30s has drowned in the Vaal Dam, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Girl drowns in Turffontein

2015-01-08 20:47

A 9-year-old girl has drowned in a swimming pool in Turffontein, Johannesburg.

Inquest into Dutch instructor’s death at sea

2015-01-07 11:22

An inquest will be held into the death of a Dutch kite boarding instructor whose body was found at sea in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Pier-jumpers were offered R100 dare - report

2015-01-03 16:23

A man who drowned and his friend were dared to jump off the Shark Rock Pier, Port Elizabeth, for a R100 incentive, a report says.

Man presumed drowned after trying to save friend

2015-01-02 13:05

A man who tried to rescue a friend who nearly drowned after diving off Shark Rock Pier, Port Elizabeth, is presumed drowned, the NSRI says.

Two men drown on KZN coast

2015-01-01 22:06

Two men have drowned on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, one in Margate and the other in Amanzimtoti.

Boy, 7, drowns at Boknes Lagoon

2015-01-01 16:01

A 7-year-old boy has drowned in the Boknes Lagoon, outside Port Alfred, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Man drowns in rough seas amid botched rescue

2014-12-31 13:23

A man has drowned at the Strand while Cape Town law enforcement officials could not find the key to their rubber duck and then left their two-way radio on the beach, it has been reported

Six drown in Rustenburg

2014-12-29 16:42

Six people have drowned in separate incidents in Rustenburg, North West.

Body of missing mom found after drowning

2014-12-22 14:28

The body of a woman who drowned while trying to rescue her son and other children from the strong-running Berg River in Paarl has been found, Western Cape police have said.

Man goes missing at Jeffreys Bay beach

2014-12-17 07:24

A 20-year-old man has gone missing after he allegedly disappeared while swimming at Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Man found dead in pool at N Cape resort

2014-12-15 16:39

A man has been found dead in a swimming pool at a resort near Kimberley, Northern Cape police say.

Jeffreys Bay search resumes for missing girl

2014-12-08 07:39

A search has resumed for a girl who went missing in a lagoon at the Seekoei River, in Jeffreys Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy, 10, drowns in Soweto

2014-12-06 07:09

A 10-year-old boy has drowned in a water hole in Protea Glen extension 11, Soweto.

Boy drowns in KZN river

2014-12-03 22:44

A 12-year-old boy has drowned in the Umgeni River in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal.

Rip currents sweep man out to sea

2014-11-30 08:01

A man in his 20s is presumed drowned after being swept away by a rip current at Kleinmond on the Western Cape coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy drowns in KZN pool

2014-11-18 23:06

A two-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Kapenta Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Tuesday, paramedics said.

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul

2014-11-03 13:21

At least 24 illegal migrants have drowned after a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, report say.

At least 20 die as Lake Kariba boat capsizes

2014-10-25 09:51

At least 20 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a boat capsized on Lake Kariba during celebrations for the nation's golden anniversary of independence.

Hillcrest baby drowns

2014-09-07 08:05

A one-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal.

Teenagers missing at sea off Cape Town

2014-08-11 05:46

Two 13-year-old boys are missing after being swept out to sea in Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Body found at sea off Durban

2014-07-06 09:43

The body of an unidentified man has been found floating off the Durban North coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) says.

Docket opened after Port St Johns drowning

2014-05-15 09:32

An inquest docket has been opened after a man died while swimming ashore from a boat that had run out of fuel off the coast of Port St Johns, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Boy, 3, drowns after falling into pool

2014-05-12 07:46

A 3-year-old boy has drowned after accidentally falling into an uncovered swimming pool, according to Johannesburg emergency services.

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