Tragedy at Umdloti beach as man drowns

Tragedy at Umdloti beach as man drowns

An elderly man has drowned at Umdloti beach, north of Durban. Emergency services say the man got into difficulty while swimming in a tidal pool earlier today.

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 Netcare911's Chris Botha says it's still unclear what happened at around 11am today, but the man may have suffered a heart attack while in the water at the popular beach.

Botha says paramedics tried to resuscitate the man for about 45-minutes.

"Tragically though he was declared dead at the scene," he said.

The man's name has not yet been released.

Meanwhile, for more local news listen to our latest bulletin below, where we have details of a robbery outside an Umhlanga bank.

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