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DUE to the increasing number of people who have recently drowned while swimming at the beach; dams and rivers, police in KwaZulu-Natal is cautioning members of the public to take extra precautions.

As a result of rising temperatures more people are swimming at beaches, dams and rivers. This has led to many losing their lives.

Recently, police officers from the Durban Search and Rescue Unit together with other role players were called out to Addington Beach after a body was seen floating near the shark nets. The body of a 19-year-old man was recovered and brought ashore at the Ushaka Lifeguard Tower. It is alleged that the victim was last seen swimming at Wedge Beach on Sunday before he went missing. An inquest docket was opened at Point SAPS for investigation.

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