Woman drowns after slipping off rocks at Margate beach

Woman drowns after slipping off rocks at Margate beach

There has been a drowning incident on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast this morning.


Reports from the scene are that a woman, who appeared to have been in her thirties, had been walking on the rocks when she slipped and fell into the water near Margate's North Beach.

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Lifeguards responded and pulled her from the water.

Rescuers carried her back to shore and found that she was unresponsive.

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Netcare911's Shawn Herbst confirmed that the woman had also stopped breathing.

"Medics began a full Advanced Life Support resuscitation, but her condition deteriorated rapidly," said Herbst.

Herbst says she was declared dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the drowning.

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