Johannesburg father drowns near Port Edward trying to save daughter

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A Johannesburg man has died at at a beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast while trying to save his daughter from drowning.

The National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI’s) duty controller in Port Edward, Alan Stilwell, said the daughter encountered difficulties while swimming at Peter Pan beach near Port Edward on the KZN South Coast.

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EARLIER REPORT BY NETCARE 911:

At 08H37 Friday morning, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a drowning at “Kids Beach” in Leisure Bay in Port Edward on the KZN South Coast.

Reports from the scene indicate that an adult male and an adult female were swimming at a swimming beach when they both got into difficulty.

Lifeguards responded and pulled the female patient to shore; the adult male however became submerged and was eventually also pulled to shore.

The female was found to be in a stable condition; the male, however, was assessed by an advanced life support paramedic and found to have no signs of life and tragically declared deceased.

All necessary authorities were on scene.

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