Man drowns during KZN beach baptism

2015-12-21 14:30

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Durban - A man drowned when he was swept into the sea during a baptism at Umdloti beach on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, paramedics said on Monday.

Lifeguards swam out and brought the man back to the beach, where they tried to resuscitate him, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

Despite their efforts, he died on the scene.

Also on Monday, paramedics and lifesavers managed to successfully resuscitated a 2-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the a pool at South Beach in Durban, Emergency Rescue Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said.

He was transported to hospital for further treatment.

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