ARTICLES RELATING TO DROWNINGS

Teen drowns on Johannesburg school outing

2016-09-29 22:09

A school trip has been marred by tragedy following the drowning of a teenage boy, reports Netcare911.

Strandfontein pair drown in rip current

2016-09-25 22:41

Two men drowned while swimming in the sea of Mnandi beach near Strandfontein on Sunday.

Man drowns while knee-deep in vat of wine

2016-09-13 10:36

Western Cape police are investigating the death of a worker who was overcome by fumes and drowned in a wine vat in Malmesbury.

Durban boys drown in river

2016-08-29 21:09

Two boys have drowned in the eZimbokodweni River in Durban, say KwaZulu-Natal paramedics.

Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

2016-08-27 10:20

A mother who kept her toddler above water for five agonising minutes until a relative pulled him safely back onto the boat has not survived the ordeal herself.

Grim weekend for police rescue divers in Durban

2016-08-08 14:59

Police rescue personnel have pulled the remains of three bodies from rivers and the sea around Durban.

Paddlers find body of missing Durban man

2016-06-24 17:28

The body of a man believed to have been missing for the past week has been found floating in the sea off Durban, the NSRI says.

Two bodies surface after being swept away – Eastern Cape police

2016-05-08 19:39

The bodies of a man and a woman have surfaced after they were swept away by a strong stream of the Nxaxho River at Nxaxho Location, Gaqa Village Centane in the Eastern Cape.

We tried to revive Owami – 'illegal' crèche owner

2016-04-07 08:50

When little Owami Ndlovu's body was found floating in the pool at a day care centre in Johannesburg the owner claimed her brother did everything he could to revive the 1-year-old.

Near-drowning at KZN beach after bather is caught in rip current

2016-03-27 15:56

A man is in hospital after nearly drowning at Warner Beach near Durban, paramedics have confirmed.

 

NSRI commends hotel staff on rescue

2016-09-29 21:14

The National Sea Rescue Institute has commended three men who saved a 14-year-old boy and 20-year-old man from drowning in Plettenberg Bay.

Boat with at least 450 migrants capsizes off Egypt, 42 drowned

2016-09-22 08:02

A boat carrying up to 450 migrants has capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials say.

4 Nigerian troops drown in capsize: military, locals

2016-09-06 14:55

Four Nigerian troops have drowned after their boat capsized during operations to combat rebels in the oi-producing south, the military says.

Body of Johannesburg man who went missing in Umdloti recovered

2016-08-27 10:52

The body of a Johannesburg man who presumably drowned while swimming in the surf in Umdloti has been found by fishermen.

Joburg man presumed drowned near Durban

2016-08-21 15:30

A Johannesburg man is missing and presumed drowned after he and a friend got into trouble while swimming at Umdloti, north of Durban, paramedics say.

Australian surfers save 15-year old boy from drowning in Jeffrey's Bay

2016-07-04 20:48

A 15-year old boy who got caught in the surf in the ocean at Beach Break in Jeffrey's Bay has been saved by three Australian surfers.

Cape Town boy may have drowned at building site

2016-06-19 13:00

The body of a 6-year-old boy was found at a construction site in Valhalla Park, Western Cape police say.

Firefighter drowns in freak Sabie River accident

2016-05-05 13:08

A young Working on Fire member who drowned in the Sabie River in Mpumalanga was a well-loved and dedicated member of his team, a spokesperson says.

Boy drowns, sister missing after crossing flooded river

2016-03-28 13:30

A 5-year-old boy has drowned after he and his family tried to cross a flooded river in Klaarstroom at the weekend, Southern Cape police have said.

North West education dept to probe school trip drownings

2016-03-22 17:52

The North West government will conduct an independent investigation after three school boys drowned during a camp in Rustenburg, Education MEC Maphefo Matsemela says.

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