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Father, Son, Dog Drown During Beach Visit



Lifeless body of a father, son along side their dog have been found on Friday in KZN beach, South Africa.

According to group of fishermen who withness the incident said dog of the two deceaseds jump into the water to rescue its owner but could not and also drown.

BlazeNewz gathered that an emergency chopper arrived at the scene shortly after midday, but unfortunately, they were unable to save any of the deceased. Another 18-year-old family member had also been swept away by the water, but managed to survive the ordeal by clinging onto some nearby rocks and exiting the water. Sadly, he lost his brother and father in this incident.

An investigation will now take place, as the authorities aim to piece together why the family had visited the beach in the first place, given that seaside visits are banned during Level 3 of lockdown.

Reaction Unit SA were the first responders on the scene. Their statement gives a factual – and utterly devastating – account of the tragedy that occurred on Friday.

RUSA statement reads “Fishermen who witnessed the father and son experiencing difficulty while swimming along South Beach Road contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) for assistance at approximately 12:18.

“Reaction Officers and Medics were dispatched to the scene and on arrival found the older male lying on the surf. He was declared deceased on arrival.”

“After a brief low-level search, the Pilot in Command spotted the boy floating approximately 100 meters away from where he entered the surf. Paramedics from RUSA and Netcare 911 retrieved the body of the teenager. He showed no signs of life and was declared deceased. Their dog entered the water in a rescue attempt, however, it also drowned.”

“The incident was witnessed by the deceased’s 18-year-old son who was also swept out but managed to grab onto the rocks and exit the water. The RUSA Robinson R44 helicopter was lifted from Verulam, but couldn’t save the deceased.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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