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Durban man, 48, drowns after getting into difficulty at Oslo Beach on KZN South Coast

The man got into difficulty after being pulled out to the backline. Picture: Netcare 911

The man got into difficulty after being pulled out to the backline. Picture: Netcare 911

Published Dec 12, 2021


DURBAN - A man drowned at Oslo Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Saturday morning.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said on Saturday morning officers from Port Shepstone Search and Rescue, K9 Search and Rescue, National Sea Rescue Institute, Netcare 911 and Medevac Rescue were called out to Oslo Beach, Port Shepstone, for a report of a drowning.

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Mbele said a 48-year-old man was swimming at an unprotected beach and got stuck in a rip current.

“Members launched a vessel from Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club and started back line ocean search. After approximately 10 minutes, the body of 48-year-old M Moonsamy, from the Durban area, was located semi-submerged.

“The body was recovered onto the vessel and taken to Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club. The body was handed over to Port Shepstone SAPS members on scene and an inquest docket was opened,” Mbele said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said at 10.45am on Saturday, Netcare 911 responded to a drowning at Oslo Beach.

Herbst said reports indicated that an adult man had gotten into difficulty after being pulled out to the backline.

He said when rescuers arrived on the scene, they found the man floating in between the waves.

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“The SAPS Search and Rescue Unit had set out and recovered the man,” Herbst said.

“Sadly, he showed no signs of life and was declared deceased on the scene.”

Earlier this week, a man believed to be aged 42 died at Wedge Beach on Snell Parade along the Durban Promenade on Tuesday afternoon after he got into difficulty while swimming.

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Herbst said according to reports, a man was found floating between a group of bathers.

“eThekwini lifeguards were notified who immediately brought the man to shore. After finding the man unresponsive and not breathing, lifeguards initiated CPR,” Herbst said.

“Once on scene a Netcare 911 emergency care practitioner had taken over resuscitation efforts. Sadly the man's condition rapidly deteriorated and was eventually declared deceased.”

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