Durban: scuba diver drowns

2013-02-09 00:00

A SCUBA diver drowned in Durban yesterday.

Daxita Rajputh (50) was with a group diving near the Bluff Navy base shooting range with dive master Bradley Wright.

When Rajputh disappeared under the water, the dive was stopped and a search started. Divers found her and brought her to the surface. The paramedics who attended to her declared her dead.

Craig Lambinon, of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), said they were notified of the incident around 11 am.

An off-duty NSRI volunteer who was nearby in his boat at the time responded, as did an official NSRI boat.

Rajputh’s body was taken to the NSRI base and handed to police. An inquest docket has been opened.

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