South African Fisherman Drowns While Fishing in KZN River

South African Fisherman Drowns While Fishing in KZN River (News Central TV)

The body of a fisherman was recovered by search and rescue workers on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Sunday morning after he drowned while netfishing.

In a statement, the IPSS Medical Search and Rescue said the team joined forces with the police K9 unit to recover the fisherman who drowned in the Tinley Manor river during the early hours of Sunday.

“According to eyewitnesses, the man was casting his net when he disappeared below the water.

  South African Fisherman Drowns While Fishing in KZN River (News Central TV)

“His fellow fisherman were unable to locate him, and IPSS Medical was alerted.”

IPSS Medical Search and Rescue handed the body over to police for further investigation.

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It was reported that the fisherman, 74, had been fishing when he attempted to cross the canal and was swept out to sea.

Witnesses reported that they had seen the man drown before he disappeared from sight. The Cuttings Fishing Forum said: “Body has been found this morning (Tuesday) by the local anglers who went out to search for the body.“These were some dedicated fishing buddies to the deceased. It was almost a 1km walk back to get telephone reception to notify the search and rescue.”

There has been a spate of drownings and near-deaths at swimming pools, rivers and beaches in recent times.

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