Young man drowns at St Lucia beach in KwaZulu-Natal

(Supplied, Netcare 911)
(Supplied, Netcare 911)

A young man drowned at Jabula Beach in St Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on Sunday.

Isimangaliso said in a statement that according to the preliminary report received, a male estimated to be between 19-21 years was swimming with his friends when he drowned and disappeared around 3.30 pm.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) was called to the scene to search for the person and could not recover the body at the time, and the search resumed from the early hours today (Monday) in an attempt to recover the body.

ALSO READ | Boy, 5, drowns in the Buffels River in KZN

The incident has been reported to the South African Police Services and an inquest docket has been opened.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park which stretches from Maphelane, South of St Lucia up to Kosi Bay on the Mozambican boarder has 220km of coastline with various areas demarcated for swimming.

Isimangaliso said since June 2020 to date, four (4) incidents of drowning have been reported in the Park. “As the festive season approaches, revellers are requested to exercise caution especially during adverse weather conditions.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority would like to express its condolences to the bereaved family.”

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Daily Poll
It's so cold! How do you heat your home?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Gas heaters
25% - 54 votes
Electric heaters
22% - 46 votes
I just dress warmly and use blankets at night
53% - 112 votes
Latest Issue

View The Witness in PDF

Latest Issue
Read the latest news from KZN in digital form.
Read now