Divers find drowned Durban man

2016-12-19 22:17
Durban beach. (Police Search and Rescue Unit)

Durban beach. (Police Search and Rescue Unit)

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Durban - Police Search and Rescue Unit divers on Monday recovered the body of a man who drowned while swimming late at night on Saturday.

His body was pulled from the surf by divers after scouring the area since the 20-year-old went missing.

It is understood that the man had gone swimming at New Beach shortly after midnight on Saturday with two friends when he got into difficulty and disappeared in the surf.

According to the eThekwini Municipality, approximately 477 700 people were recorded on the beach this weekend.

“About 175 rescue operations were carried out and 14 785 people received first aid treatment. Approximately 505 children were separated from their parents/guardians. They were all timeously reunited, thanks to the 32 550 armbands issued to all children at the beaches.

“From the Cleansing and Solid Waste Department, 177 staff members worked on three shifts daily and 191 960 tons of litter was collected.”

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