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087 094 9774 Nicholas, NSRI Port Edward station commander, said:At 11h13, NSRI Port Edward and NSRI Shelly Beach duty crews were activated following a request by Police Search and Rescue, responding to reports of a drowning in progress at Umkobi Beach, Southbroom, for NSRI to respond.NSRI Port Edward and NSRI Shelly Beach rescue swimmers, Police Search and Rescue, the SA Police Services, Med-Evac ambulance services, KwaZulu Private ambulance services, Netcare 911 ambulance services and Tower 13 Lifeguard Services lifeguards responded.On arrival on the scene Police Search and Rescue officers recovered a 75 year old Johannesburg man from the surf and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts were commenced, assisted by a nurse who happened to be there at the time, and CPR efforts were continued by paramedics but sadly after all resuscitation efforts were exhausted the man was declared deceased by paramedics and it is suspected but not confirmed that the man may have suffered a Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) while swimming.The body of the man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.Family of the man are being cared for by Police.Condolences are conveyed to the family.
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