Lifeguard mysteriously disappears at sea

2012-08-08 10:23

Durban - Lifesavers in KwaZulu-Natal are mystified by the vanishing of one of their team members who disappeared during routine training at Addington Beach over the weekend.

The Daily News reported that Sandile Dlamini, 24, was believed to have drowned after falling off a rescue ski boat while paddling with four other lifeguards.

He had been with the club since 2007 and the KwaZulu-Natal head, Mike Raubenheimer, said he had known Dlamini for a long time and that he was a good swimmer.   

“Right now we cannot say what really happened to him. What we know is that one minute he was on the ski boat and the next he just disappeared in the water. He was a very good swimmer, so this is all just a total mystery to us. It really is,” said Raubenheimer.

Dlamini’s family was still in shock and hoped that he would be found alive.

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-08 10:38

    How awful. One can only hope and pray that he is found alive. Strength to the family during this terrible ordeal.

      elliot.meyer.77 - 2012-08-08 11:34

      I cannot believe you stupid people that gives you the thumbs down how cruel of them shame on them wait till it happens to them

      Hemlock - 2012-08-08 12:09

      elliot.meyer.77...we all agree with you. Unfortunately there are a few troll turds who get their kicks out of giving the thumbs down to comments of a positive and /or sensitive nature. If we ingore them they go away :o)

  • tandi.freeman - 2012-08-08 10:52

    God rest his tragic!

  • sue.robertson.9083 - 2012-08-08 10:56

    Didnt any of the other life safers jump in to find him ???? isnt that what lifesafers do ?

      rainbownationrsa - 2012-08-08 11:20

      Chances are if he was taken by a rip current he would be taken far out to sea in a matter of minutes. I am sure the other life guards would have tried to find him. This is just one of these fluke accidents.

  • ilona.davids.5 - 2012-08-08 11:00

    We must respect the sea sad as this is!

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  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-08-08 11:31

    'Mysteriously disappears' Presumably he is still vivacious, So please dont send your 'RIP' messages now,Rather we better pray so that he may be found alive.

  • seanne.koopman - 2012-08-08 12:57

    Hi, this guy was found dead this morning. Check out tomorrow's The Weekly Gazette for more (

      Hemlock - 2012-08-08 13:31

      So, so tragic. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. RIP

  • kmaruma - 2012-08-08 13:37

    Let's Pray that he's found alive

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