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CT man drowns in Sea Point

The man drowned while swimming off Rocklands Beach on Sunday.

An NSRI rescue boat in action. Picture: Andrew Ingram/NSRI

CAPE TOWN - A man swimming off Rocklands Beach in the Sea Point area drowned after running into difficulty on Sunday.

When a friend tried to rescue him, he too was swept away, but was later rescued by a paramedic.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)'s Craig Lambinon says a search was launched for the deceased.

"Paramedics initiated CPR but despite extensive efforts, the man was declared dead on the scene. The men are both believed to be from Elsies River. The man that was rescued was taken to hospital, where he's expected to make a full recovery."