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A fisherman drowned in a KZN river. Image: IPSS Medical Rescue.

Fisherman drowns while casting his net in KZN river

A fisherman was reportedly casting his net when he drowned and died at Tinley Manor in North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal.

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A fisherman drowned in a KZN river. Image: IPSS Medical Rescue.

IPSS Medical Search and Rescue teams, along with the South African Police Service (SAPS) K9 units, have recovered the body of a fisherman who drowned in the Tinley Manor river mouth in the North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, 8 January 2023.  


Eyewitnesses reportedly told IPSS Medical Rescue that the man was casting his net when he disappeared below the water and drowned. His fellow fishermen could not locate him, and IPSS Medical was alerted.

“IPSS Medical Search and Rescue has handed the body over to local SAPS for further investigation. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of the fisherman.”

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Emergency services on scene. Image: IPSS Medical Rescue

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In a separate incident, a father sadly died after trying to rescue his son at Glenmore Beach in Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal. 

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on arrival at the scene it was determined that five good Samaritans had rescued an 11-year old male child and his 38-year-old father from the surf.

“The good Samaritans had initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts on the father. Sadly paramedics declared the patient deceased.

“Medical treatment continued on the 11-year-old child who was transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition by Netcare 911 ambulance. The child is expected to make a full recovery.”


In another incident, the body of the fourth missing child who drowned at the Kariega beach in Kenton on Sea in the Eastern Cape on 1 January 2023 has washed up. 

The body of 11-year-old Anovuyo Cira was discovered by a member of the public on Thursday, 5 January around 05:00.