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Man drowns while fishing at Maitlands beach, brother in hospital

Dec 29, 2018
Man drowns while fishing at Maitlands beach, brother in hospital

Kabega Park police opened an inquest after a 30-year-old man from Pretoria, who was visiting family in Port Elizabeth, drowned while fishing at Maitlands beach. 

"It is alleged that two brothers went fishing at Maitlands on Friday and were caught in a current, at approximately 10:30. The one bother manage to swim ashore," said police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"A passerby on the beach noticed that the other brother was in trouble and went in to the sea and pulled him out of the water."

She said that they immediately applied CPR, but he passed away.

"The brother, who survived was taken to hospital for a routine check up."

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