The eThekwini municipality has confirmed the drowning of three people, including a teenager, at Durban’s North Beach on Saturday.

Municipal spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela, said a team comprising of 35 lifeguards and another team of paramedics had a grim tasks of executing a mass rescue efforts to assist more than 100 people who were involved in the incident.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency response team, three people lost their lives while others were transported to hospital,” said Mayisela.

“The municipality is saddened by the tragedy and sends condolences to the families of the deceased.”

This comes barely a week after two girls were drowned in Park Rynie on the south coast.

According to Mi7 National Group, it is believed the families of the two friends were holidaying in the area when they were pulled by the current.

Bystanders recovered the body of a 15-year-old, while a 12-year-old was found by an emergency search and rescue team.

In other news – Hailstorm damages school Negande primary school

A hailstorm left a trail of destruction at Negande primary school cottages on Friday night.


The remote school established in 1978 and situated about 225 kilometers out of Karoi town has five classroom blocks and six teachers’ cottages. Learn More