Three people, including a teenager, drowned at Durban’s North beach on Saturday. More than 100 people were involved in the incident.

According to The South African, Three people, including a teenager, drowned at Durban’s North beach on Saturday.

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eThekwini Municipality’s spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela said it took a team of 35 lifeguards to execute a mass rescue effort.

Another team of paramedics attended to the more than 100 people who were involved in the incident.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency response team, three people lost their lives, with others transported to a hospital.

“EThekwini Municipality can confirm the passing of the three people, including a teenager, who was swept off to sea by rip currents at Durban’s North beach on Saturday.”

Mayisela said the Municipality is saddened by the tragedy and sends its condolences to the families of the deceased.

Meanwhile, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) provided the following safety tips.

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“The holiday season is upon us, and many South Africans will be heading to the beach for a bit of summer fun.

“The last thing anyone wants to deal with while enjoying the beach is an emergency, so we’ve put together a list of safety tips to help you and your loved ones have a safe and fun December vacation.”


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