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21-year-old man drowns at Christmas function in Lamberts Bay

It’s understood he had been at a Christmas function with colleagues in the small fishing town when he drowned on Friday.

NSRI officials are seen conducting a search operation. Picture: NSRI

CAPE TOWN - A 21-year old man has died while at an end-of-year function in Lamberts Bay, in the Western Cape.

It’s understood he had been at a Christmas function with colleagues in the small fishing town when he drowned on Friday.

Friends reportedly tried to help him by pulling him out of the water, but it was too late to resuscitate him.

The National Sea Rescue Institute's Craig Lambinon says, “The body was taken to the pathologist, police have opened an inquest docket and condolences have been conveyed to the family.”