Father Drowns at KZN Beach Trying To Save Daughter

Father Drowns at KZN Beach Trying To Save Daughter

Despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate him, the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Father Drowns at KZN Beach Trying To Save Daughter
A Johannesburg father has died at a beach on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast while trying to save his daughter from drowning. While swimming at Peter Pan beach near Port Edward on the KZN south coast, the lady encountered difficulties. As a result, NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) together with police and rescue team arrived at the beach immediately after alert.

The National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI’s) duty controller in Port Edward, Alan Stilwell had this to say:
“It appears that a young female was caught in rip currents while swimming. Her father went into the surf to assist, followed by her mother who also entered the surf to assist. The mother and the daughter were swept on to rocks, where a surfer helped them.”

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Father Drowns at KZN Beach Trying To Save Daughter

However, they managed to reach safe ground without injuries. In contrast, the 40-year-old father who was recovered by lifeguards from the surf was pronounced dead.
“Despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate him, the man was pronounced dead on the scene. Police have opened an inquest docket,” said Stilwell.