A visitor from Gauteng died after he stopped breathing while scuba diving off Shelley Beach.
A visitor from Gauteng died after he stopped breathing while scuba diving off Shelley Beach.

Scuba diver dies at Shelly Beach

By Duncan Guy Time of article published Dec 27, 2018

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DURBAN - A Gauteng resident has died while scuba diving out at sea off the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

The 65-year-old man, from Krugersdorp on the West Rand, was brought to Shelly Beach on board a dive charter vessel and died after paramedics on shore were unable to resuscitate him.

According to National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesman, Craig Lambinon, during the boat trip, dive crew members aboard the vessel had been tying to save him by administering cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after he had stopped breathing during the dive. He said the cause of his respiratory failure was not known.

Lambinon said that at 9.20am the crew had also raised an alarm, alerting the NSRI's Station 20 at Shelly Beach.

"The body of the man has been taken into the care of the forensic pathology services and police have opened an inquest docket," said Lambinon.

"The dive charter crew are commended for their efforts," he said.

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