Two drown at Salt Rock in family human chain tragedy

2017-05-27 22:51
Police divers. (Supplied)

Police divers. (Supplied)

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Cape Town - A family's swim in front of the Salt Rock Hotel, on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, turned to tragedy on Saturday afternoon after a failed rescue attempt, said IPSS medical rescue.

It is believed one of the six relatives got into difficulty while swimming at the unprotected beach and the family formed a human chain to try and rescue him.

"The person who got into difficulty made his way back to shore but the five others got swept out to sea," the statement read.

Three of the relatives were lucky to make their way back to shore but two women were swept past the back line.

An IPSS member stood at the rock tower by the tidal pool and guided a rescue swimmer to the women, who were face down in the water.

The women were brought back to shore. They were declared dead after 45 minutes of CPR.

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