Man drowns during pre-dawn swim in Durban

2015-09-25 10:01
Swimmers revel in an early morning swim in Durban. (Supplied)

Swimmers revel in an early morning swim in Durban. (Supplied)

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Durban - Revelry that spilled over from Heritage Day on Thursday into the early hours of Friday morning resulted in the drowning of a man at Durban’s South Beach.

It is understood that a group of people numbering close to 200 had taken to the surf to swim before lifeguards reported for duty and opened the beach.

The 33-year-old victim was found floating face down in the mid-break.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said that the man had gotten into difficulty while swimming.

“He sadly drowned. The Police Search and Rescue Unit Was called to the scene and members waded into the water to where his body was found floating. A case of inquest has been opened for further investigation,” he said.

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