Drowned: paddle ski capsizes

2010-09-14 00:00

A 33-YEAR-OLD man drowned after while swimming in the surf off the Amanzimtoti main beach on Sunday afternoon.

According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks, the man had been on a paddle ski in the surf when it capsized, and a current pulled him past the backline where he drowned.

eThekwini municipal lifeguards on duty managed to pull him to the shore and immediately attempted to resuscitate him. Efforts by paramedics were also in vain.

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