40 kids missing during Xmas holiday in South Africa re-united with family
Smith said so far, an estimated 45 000 people have flocked to the city’s beaches and swimming pools during this holiday period.
He welcomed the decrease in drownings, which currently stand at three compared to seven for the same period in 2016 and 15 in 2015.
“With another peak weekend coming up, we remain vigilant. Drowning remains a concern and we urge people to have fun safely and to swim where there are lifeguards,” Smith added.
“Emergency personnel put in long hours to ensure that visitors leave the city with only happy memories.”
29 arrested for drunk driving
Meanwhile, Western Cape police said one person died and three people were injured when the driver of a light delivery vehicle lost control on the N1 near Worcester on Wednesday morning.
The driver was confirmed dead at the scene, provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said.
He said 11 people have been killed on Western Cape roads since Saturday.