Ballito: Gauteng man (65) drowns

2011-11-09 00:00

A 65-YEAR-OLD holidaymaker drowned at Boulders Bay, Ballito, north of Durban yesterday afternoon.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said Jose Manuel of Gauteng was in the surf when he threw his hands in the air and disappeared under the


Botha said lifeguards raced to Manuel’s assistance, brought him out of the water and tried to resuscitate him, but he failed to respond.

He said Netcare paramedics performed advanced life support resuscitation for 30 minutes before they declared Manuel dead.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the Manuel’s next of kin, including his wife, were at the scene.


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