Two Nelson Mandela University students drowned this morning, 23 October 2021, while swimming in Sardinia Bay.
It is alleged that a Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) event was taking place at the beach when at about 11:30, a male and a female student went into the water to swim. The female, after experiencing difficulty, managed to swim to shore however while being attended to by paramedics, she passed away. The male has still not yet been found. Divers searched the sea for about two hours without any sign of him.
Names of both students are being withheld until their families have been traced and notified.
SAPS Walmer is investigating a case of inquest.
Source: South African Police Service