Netcare paramedic Adrian King who responded to a call about a old woman who had succumed to the heat when her car broke down on the highway. Thanks to him she has made a full recovery. Picture: Shayne Robinson

Oliphantsfontein -

A man drowned after he lost control of his vehicle and landed in a canal in Olifantsfontein on Wednesday, Gauteng paramedics said.

The canal was in the centre of two roads, said Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann.

The man died before paramedics arrived on the scene.

“Bystanders tried to assist the man but were unable to rescue him... in time,” she said.

It is alleged that the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle when he lost control. - Sapa