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[ALBERT FALLS] Man declared dead after fatal drowning

A 26-year-old man was declared dead after a fatal drowning that occurred in the Albert Falls Dam in Pietermaritzburg yesterday afternoon.

ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 16h30 to find the SAPS Search and Rescue and the K9 Search and Rescue teams already at the scene. Rescue divers searched the dam and recovered the man’s body. Once the body was retrieved from the water, ER24 paramedics declared the man dead at the scene.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics, but police were on the scene for further investigations.