Tragedy struck on the R620 Marine Drive in Uvongo where a woman was killed after her vehicle veered off the bridge and plunged into the river, recently.

The KwaZulu Private Ambulance service responded to the scene together with Netcare 911.

KZPA reported that the driver of the vehicle had been declared dead by paramedics after a bystander and lifeguards extricated the woman from the submerged wreckage. The bystander was treated for hypothermia and transported to a nearby hospital.

According to Netcare 911’s Shawn Herbst, the South African Police Service (SAPS) search and rescue unit was called to the scene to secure the car whilst police divers had initiated a search for more bodies that could have possibly been submerged.