Fishermen drown in separate incidents in KZN, Wilderness

2016-04-10 21:17
(NSRI website)

(NSRI website)

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Durban – A fisherman has drowned after being swept into the surf at Voelklip in Herolds Bay, Wilderness on Sunday.

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, said volunteers received reports that the man had disappeared under water.

“A 32-year-old male from George, fishing with friends, [was] reported to be in the water and disappeared under water,” he said.

“It was not clear what caused the fisherman to be in the water but we suspect that he was swept into the water by waves while angling.”

The body of the angler was later found among rocks.

“A NSRI rescue swimmer was deployed from the Skymed rescue helicopter and the swimmer initiated CPR efforts on the man who was then airlifted to the beach. Once on the beach, paramedics continued with CPR but after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted, he was declared deceased by paramedics,” he said.

In another incident, a fisherman drowned after falling into the water off South Pier in Richards Bay.

“Sea rescue craft were launched and on arrival on the scene it was found that... SAPS and paramedics had declared the adult male fisherman deceased,” he said.

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