Man drowns in Umzumbe hotel pool

2012-12-06 00:00

A MAN drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Umzumbe on Tuesday evening.

Police confirmed the 27-year-old was attending a conference at Pumula Beach Hotel.

Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said no foul play was suspected. Netcare 911’s Chris Botha said friends found him at the bottom of the pool. “As soon as they got him out they started CPR.”

Paramedics administered advanced life support before the police search and rescue team took over resuscitation efforts.

He was declared dead at the scene, said Botha. The hotel did not respond to questions last night.

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