2 missing, feared drowned in KZN

2012-03-14 10:21

Durban - Two men are feared to have drowned on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Wednesday.

A 33-year-old Zimbabwean man went missing on Tuesday at Pennington Beach, south of Durban, NSRI spokesperson Andre Fletcher said.

"An extensive search revealed no sign of the man and he is presumed to have drowned."

The man disappeared in the surf while swimming.

A 20-year-old man was also reported missing at the Wild Coast Casino Resort near Port Edward on Tuesday.

NSRI spokesperson Allan Stilwell said a group of 12 men had gone swimming in the surf together. "The man has been not been found and he is presumed to have drowned."

Police have been informed. NSRI Port Edward and police search and rescue will continue searching on Wednesday.

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  • Grant - 2012-03-14 10:59

    My take is that sharks were responsible in both incidents. Why no bodies found? There is no mention that the sea conditions were bad. I presume that both men could swim. Curious,the one victim was a Zimbabwean. The guy taken at Fish Hoek recently was also.

  • Martin - 2012-03-14 11:37

    thats a rough beach with strong currents, the bodies will sink if the lungs are full until decomposition makes them float, if its the same beach in pennington im thinking of, its pretty dangerous, with relentless surf, drowning is easy. but sharks are not to be counted out

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