Boy drowns off Naval Is­land

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Dave Sa­vides

IN yet another early sea­son drown­ing, a 16-year-old boy lost his life off Naval Is­land on Satur­day. The vic­tim was re­ported miss­ing at about 3.30pm while swim­ming off the beach near the com­mer­cial slip­way. NSRI Sta­tion 19 mem­bers and SAPS divers re­sponded and the sub­merged body was found af­ter a one-hour search. The pa­tient was de­clared dead on scene. The area where the drown­ing oc­curred is one of many in Richards Bay where knee-deep wa­ter sud­denly drops to great depths and non-swim­mers, un­able to stand, find them­selves in trou­ble.

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