Man drowns after canoe capsizes

2015-10-17 18:03
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Durban - A 28-year-old man has drowned after his canoe capsized on Shongweni Dam in the Shongweni area, paramedics have said.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived at the dam and were ushered to a stricken family.

"Paramedics were informed that the man had gone canoeing when his vessel capsized. The family stated that he had gone underwater and had not submerged."

ER24 paramedics as well as SAPS Search and Rescue, began searching the dam for the patient.

"After a two hour, paramedics and SAPS managed to find the body of the patient. Unfortunately, there was nothing more that could be done for the patient and he was declared dead."

Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.

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