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[AMANZIMTOTI] Elderly man drowns at Pipeline beach

A 62-year-old man has drowned at Pipeline beach in Amanzimtoti late this afternoon after going for a swim in the ocean.

Locals apparently alerted the lifeguards to a man in distress, who then went in to rescue him. The lifeguards managed to pull the already unresponsive man from the water at about 5:20pm.

The lifeguards, along with members of Volunteer Emergency Service, VEMA, who were first on the scene, then attempted to resuscitate the man. He unfortunately did not respond to CPR and efforts were later called off.

ER24 were called in to declare the man dead on arrival. The Metro Police as well as the South African Police Services were on the scene for further investigation.