Bather drowns in Port El­iz­a­beth

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A MAN drowned while swim­ming off a Port El­iz­a­beth beach, the Na­tional Sea Res­cue In­sti­tute (NSRI) said yes­ter­day. The Nel­son Man­dela Bay Coastal Wa­ter Res­cue Com­mit­tee was ac­ti­vated at about 2.15pm on Satur­day fol­low­ing a re­port to the po­lice that a man was drown­ing near Brighton Beach, NSRI Port El­iz­a­beth sta­tion com­man­der Ian Gray said. The duty crew launched the sea res­cue craft Eikos Res­cuer.The 55-yearold man went miss­ing in the surf. He got into difficulty, and wit­nesses said he dis­ap­peared un­der the wa­ter. – ANA

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