Man drowns in Vaal River

2018-11-16 07:31
The Vaal River.

The Vaal River. (Netcare 911)

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A man has drowned in the Vaal River, Netcare 911 said in a statement. 

The incident happened at around 14:00 on Thursday afternoon. 

"[On] Thursday afternoon, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a drowning in the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark," Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said. 

"Reports from the scene indicate that a male in his mid-thirties got into difficulty while swimming in the Vaal River."

"Paramedics fervently tried to save the man's life in an intense resuscitation, but the man was sadly declared deceased on the scene," Herbst said. 

Also read: Municipalities to blame for 'contamination of Vaal River system' - Parliament

In September last year, a 19-year-old man drowned in the Vaal River. The man's body was found after an extensive search by police divers, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said in a statement at the time. 

In May last year, a woman died after she fell from the R57 bridge into the Vaal River and drowned.

The woman was declared dead on the scene by ER24 paramedics "who couldn't do anything to save the woman at the time of their arrival", said ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall.

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