Tongaat family hit back at social media ‘judges’ over drowning of father, son and dog

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Emergency services at the scene where a Tongaat father, his son and a family dog drowned in La Mercy on Friday.
Emergency services at the scene where a Tongaat father, his son and a family dog drowned in La Mercy on Friday.
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A Tongaat family have been criticised for allegedly breaking lockdown regulations following the drowning of a father, son and a family dog at a beach in La Mercy in the North Coast on Friday.

The family have however spoken out against what they called “fake news” on the tragedy.

Emergency services reports, based on eyewitness accounts, said that the father and two children were swimming and were pulled into the ocean, which left the eldest son as the sole survivor of the ordeal.

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