KwaZulu-Natal: Children swept under while crossing river mouth.

KwaZulu-Natal: At 17H04 Saturday late afternoon Netcare 911 responded to reports of a drowning at the Blue Lagoon, a well known fishing area at the mouth of the Umgeni River.

Reports from the scene indicate a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old female were crossing the river mouth when they were both swept under by the strong current.

Fishermen who witnessed the event managed to rescue the male patient and safely bring him back to shore.

He was assessed on scene by an Advanced life support paramedic and found to be in a stable condition.

Unfortunately the16-year-old female could not be located despite best efforts from, Lifeguards, SAPS K-9 Search and Rescue and other authorities.

The child has been presumed drowned and the search will continue today.
The male patient was transported in a stable condition by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.

Shawn Herbst
Media Liaison Officer
Netcare Limited
Netcare 911