Man drowns trying to cross river near Amanzimtoti

A thirty two –year-old man has tragically drowned after trying to cross the Illovo River this morning. The man reportedly tried to cross the river to get to work, he landed in a current and was swept downstream for about two hundred meters before disappearing under the water.

Netcare 911 paramedics were called to the scene and immediately called for the S A PO< search and rescue Divers. At around 12h00 the police diver entered the water and within minutes recovered the body.

After the man was removed from the river he was declared dead and then handed over to the local police for further investigation.