Eighteen year-old drowns in Humansdorp farm dam


An 18 year-old man died from drowning in a Humansdorp farm dam yesterday evening (6 January 2015) while swimming with friends..

His body was recovered by police scuba divers. His name has not yet been released.

Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said at 5,30 pm the local  NSRI volunteer duty crew were alerted by Fire and Rescue Services to assist Police on the farm outside the  town of Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape.

 The crew launched a Stand Up Paddle Board and NSRI rescue swimmers formed a sweeping line search, free diving and wading in shallow water together with SAP scuba divers.“EC Government Health EMS also assisted..

 “The body of the teenager was located by Police divers during a scuba dive search and the NSRI assisted in recovering the biody which was handed over to Forensic Pathology Services,” van Rensburg said..  “The friends and guardian of the young man were counselled by police .  The SAP  opened an inquest docket.


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