Carolina SAPS warns of drowning dangers

Carolina SAPS warns of drowning dangers

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SH HATTINGH

29 September 2020

His friends alerted the police when he failed to resurface. His body was removed from the dam by SAPS divers, where he was certified as deceased.

Carolina SAPS is investigating an inquest case after a 20-year-old male from Mzamo Section lost his life at Silobela Dam. It is alleged that on Saturday, 26 September 2020, a group of Silobela youngsters were having a picnic next to the dam, when some of them decided to go and take pictures at the dam. The deceased jumped in to the dam with the intent of going for a swim.

However, his friends alerted the police when he failed to resurface. His body was removed from the dam by SAPS divers, where he was certified as deceased. The Silobela community, especially the youth, is hereby advised to stay away from the Silobela Dam, especially if you are unable to swim with proficiency.

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