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16-year-old girl drowns at Durban Beach

A teenage girl dies at Durban Beach, and two teenagers are reported missing after being swept out to sea.

ADVANCED life support paramedics, with NetCare911, responded to a drowning incident just after 14:00 on New Year’s Day at Durban’s beachfront, at Pirate’s Beach.

Paramedics arrived on scene to find lifeguards and Durban Metro Search and Rescue personnel attempting to resuscitate a teenager believed to be approximately 16 years old. Despite their efforts, together with an off-duty doctor, the patient passed away at the scene.

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It is believed that two other teenagers were swept out to sea, and lifeguards were conducting a search for them.

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At this stage, the events leading up to the drowning are unknown, however, SAPS were at the scene and will be investigating further.

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