Yesterday, Monday, 07th January, NSRI Durban towed the sea rescue craft SPIRIT OF SVITZER, which was launched on Inanda Dam, to assist Police Search and Rescue in an ongoing search for the body of Nduduzo Mdletshe, the regional chairman of Mkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association, who went missing on Sunday while swimming during a water skiing trip with family and friends on Inanda Dam near Durban.
NSRI Durban, Police, a Police Search and Rescue team, a Police K-9 dog search and rescue unit, a Police helicopter and Netcare 911 were involved in the ongoing search and despite the extensive ongoing search no sign of missing Nduduzo Mdletshe has been found.
Today, Tuesday, 08th January, NSRI Durban are again joining Police in the ongoing search and the NSRI Durban sea rescue boat, SPIRIT OF SVITZER, will again be launched on the dam to continue to assist Police in the ongoing search.
See original media release below …
On Sunday, 06th January, at 18h05 NSRI Durban volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning at Inanda Dam.
NSRI responded to the scene to find that a man, believed to be aged in his thirties, had gone missing after a water skiing trip where while water skiing the group of friends had stopped in their ski-boat to take an afternoon swim. While swimming the man had disappeared in the water. The group tried in vain to find the man but after they could not find him they raised the alarm. On arrival on-scene the NSRI searched but despite an extensive search no sign of the man was found and the location of the incident was marked and a Police Search and Rescue team will continue the search today (Monday, 07th January) which will include a dive search.
The NSRI have no further details and Police have opened an inquest docket and have taken over the ongoing search.