Johannesburg - A matric pupil drowned in Ballito, in KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday, paramedics said.
“Reports indicate that the student and his friends went for a swim in the afternoon when he suddenly disappeared under the water,” said Netcare spokesman Chris Botha.
Police divers and rescue operations were called in to search for the 18-year-old.
His body was retrieved from the La Mercy Lagoon.
Paramedics declared him dead on the scene. - Sapa