Local legend saves young boy from near-fatal drowning incident

Local legend saves young boy from near-fatal drowning incident

We have a hero in our midst...

Wayno Kerr
Wayno Kerr / supplied

Wayno Kerr joins us in studio to recall the moment he saved a young boy's life on uMhlanga beach. 

This act of heroism by a former lifeguard did not go unnoticed. Members of the public rallied in congratulations for Wayno’s speedy response after a boy, believed to be between four and five years old, was swept off his feet in Grannies Pool by a strong rip current.

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The 40-year-old local resident came to the rescue on Saturday, November 11, at about 10:00. 

Wayno’s two years spent as a professional lifeguard at uMhlanga beach came in clutch during the harsh ocean conditions. 

Listen to how this lifesaving ordeal came to be:


This uMhlanga Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club member is using this incident to spread awareness on water safety and how it is important for every Durbanite to have some form of training. 

Familiarising yourself with the beach and how to be water smart just might save a life. 

Read More: NSRI launches free water safety programme

If you’re interested in finding more about lifesaving, head to uMhlanga Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club HERE. 

Stay tuned for more, we will bring you the latest on the East Coast.

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