Cape Town – A family day at the beach ended in tragedy when a father reportedly drowned while saving his daughter at Thompson’s Bay in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.
The family was taking pictures on the rocks when a wave washed the child into the surf, said Media Response in a statement.
“The man dived in after the child and managed to pass her to a relative. He then got into distress and was swept away,” Medi Response said.
When the rescue crews arrived, the man was seen floating in the ocean
“Medi Response rescue swimmers entered the water and managed to return to shore with the individual. Despite extensive advanced life support attempts to resuscitate the man, the man was declared dead at the scene,” said Medi Response.
Picture: Facebook/ Medi Response
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe