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At 13:30 on Saturday afternoon, November 19, the NSRI Knysna volunteer sea rescue duty crew was activated following reports of a drowning at Thesen Jetty, Knysna Lagoon.
NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene, assisted by die police and Metro EMS.
On arrival on-scene, NSRI members found that police officers, who had arrived at the scene first, had recovered the body of a man from the water. Paramedics declared the man dead on the scene.
While it is believed that the deceased man was a bus driver for a religious group from Port Elizabeth – who had apparently come to the lagoon on a tour – the exact details of what transpired and the circumstances surrounding the drowning accident are being investigated by police who have opened an inquest docket.
The NSRI do not have any further details of the victim.
Information courtesy of NSRI Sea Rescue Communications.
Source: Knysna-Plett Herald
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