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Man drowns while trying to save Kogel Bay swimmer

It’s understood that he noticed the swimmer struggling to stay afloat, and leapt in in an effort to save him.

FILE: Rescue divers search for a body that was reported to have washed up on a Cape Town beach. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Paramedics have confirmed a man has drowned while trying to save a swimmer at Kogel Bay beach in the Western Cape.

It's understood the rescuer noticed the swimmer struggling to stay afloat, and leapt into the water in an effort to save him yesterday.

But he found himself in trouble and drowned.

The swimmer however managed to make his way to shore.