A 44 man, his 14 year old year old son and their dog drowned at a beach in La Mercy today (Friday).
Fishermen who witnessed the father and son experiencing difficulty while swimming along South Beach Road contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) for assistance at approximately 12:18. Reaction Officers and Medics were dispatched to scene and on arrival found the older male lying on the surf. He was declared deceased on arrival.
The RUSA Robinson R44 helicopter lifted from Verulam and conducted an aerial search for the teenager. The pilot in command spotted the boy floating approximately 100 meters away from where he entered the surf.
Paramedics from RUSA and Netcare 911 retrieved the body of the teenager. He showed no signs of life and was declared deceased.
According to a witness the father and son were swimming when the began to experience difficulty. Their dog entered the water in what is believed to be a rescue attempted however it also drowned.
The incident was witnessed by the deceased’s 18 year old son who was also swept out but managed to grab onto the rocks and exit the water.
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