Man drowns at Strand beach

Paramedics say the incident occurred at Melkbaai beach earlier on Wednesday.

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CAPE TOWN - A man has drowned after being swept out to sea at a Strand beach.

Paramedics say the incident occurred at Melkbaai beach earlier on Wednesday.

ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall said: “At approximately 3:25 pm on Wednesday, ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene where lifeguards were still searching for the man. The man, believed to be 20-years-old, was later found and unfortunately declared dead on the beach.”