Durban - Staff of the KwaZulu Natal sharks board based in Richards Bay drowned on Wednesday morning when their boat capsized whilst inspecting shark nets.
While details were sketchy on the number of people that died, two videos of the boat washing up close to shore was put up on Facebook but were quickly deleted as news spread of the incident through surfing social media groups.
At least five people were on board at the time.
One of the videos seen by the Daily News shows a man with red swimming trunks pulling a man out of the water near a rocky shoreline. He was assisted by men wearing blue overalls. The video shows what looked like another body in the distance on the sand a few meters away from the water line.