Six-year-old drowns after trying to recover toy

A six-year-old drowned in Macassar, Cape Town, after he allegedly tried to recover a toy which fell into a deep hole filled with water, Western Cape Police said on Monday. The boy and a friend were playing at a construction site near the hole when he fell into it, police[…]

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Afghan refugees drown en route to Macedonia

At least three refugees from Afghanistan have drowned while trying to reach Macedonia from Greece via a river, as they struggled with the alternative route following the closure of the main border. The bodies of the victims were pulled out the Suva Reka river, which was swollen by rain, early[…]

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Retreat man drowns in Rooi Els

A 37-year-old man died after he drowned trying to recover a crayfish trap between Hermanus and Gordons Bay, the NSRI said on Saturday. National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the NSRI responded to eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Rooi Els on Saturday morning. The 37-year-old[…]

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Shark spotters save woman from near drowning

Shark spotters saved an elderly woman from near drowning at Muizenberg beach after she was found floating face down at the water’s edge, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday. In a statement, mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Councillor Johan van der Merwe said the[…]

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German tourist drowns in WCape

An elderly German tourist drowned in the sea at Sedgefield in the Western Cape on Wednesday, the National Sea Rescue Institute said. Lifeguards patrolling the coast on foot found the 70-year-old man floating and unresponsive in the sea, it said in a statement. “Despite all efforts to resuscitate the man[…]

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Teen drowns, no key for rubber duck

An 18-year-old man drowned at the Strand while Cape Town law enforcement officials could not find the key to their rubber duck and then left their two-way radio on the beach, Beeld reported on Wednesday. Vernon Naude, 18, drowned in rough seas on Friday while a helicopter and National Sea[…]

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CT woman drowns at Clifton

A woman in her 20’s drowned near Clifton in the Western Cape on Sunday, the NSRI said. “Bystanders noticed the female sitting on the rocks on the shore throughout the morning when it appeared that she had gone into the water in what they suspected was to cool down, although[…]

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