Drowning Incident at Jabula Beach, St Lucia

13 Oct 2021

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The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority would like to send its deepest condolences to the family and friends of a teenage boy who drowned at Jabula Beach, within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, on the afternoon of Monday the 11th of October 2021, as per the incident report received from the South African Police Service.

It has been reported that a 14-year-old boy, coming from the local community of Khula Village, was swimming when he was swept out to sea in currents and disappeared. The crew from National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) attended to the incident, but unfortunately the body could not be recovered. The search for the body continues. The incident has been reported to the South African Police Service.

Media enquiries should be directed to Bheki Manzini at bhekimanzini@isimangaliso.com.

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