10JUN

[DURBAN] 16-year-old drowns at Baggies Beach

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A 16-year-old boy drowned at Baggies Beach in Durban this afternoon.

At approximately 3pm, paramedics from ER24, life guards and other services attended the scene. Bystanders explained to paramedics that the boy was with friends when he was swept away at the lagoon. His friends were unable to rescue or find him and emergency services were called.

Police divers attended the scene and searched for the boy. They later found his body. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done for him and he was declared dead.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated. Local authorities attended the scene.

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