Reaction Unit South Africa | Kwa-Zulu Natal | NARI
5 Jun 2018, Kwazulu-Natal: Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called to Umdloti Beach in Umdloti - KZN after receiving a call from a member of the public requesting assistance for a man who was threatening to commit suicide a short while ago.
Upon arrival it was establised that the individual believed to be in his forties was standing on the shore when he stopped a couple that was walking past. He informed them that he was going to commit suicide by drowning himself.
The intoxicated man requested to use a cellphone to contact his wife and bid farewell to her. The couple assisted him with a phone and after he spoke to his wife they provided their location and prevented the man from entering the water.
Prior to the arrival of Police and Emergency Services the family arrived at the beach and removed the man from the scene.