Man drowns at Bloubergstrand

Thousands flock to Muizenberg Beach on New Year's Day.
A man drowned at Bloubergstrand as thousands of people came out in their numbers to welcome the New Year at various beaches across the city yesterday.

The 30-year-old was pulled out of water at 2:45pm. After half an hour of CPR, he was declared deceased.

Meanwhile, law enforcement and traffic officers had their hands full across the beaches.

An estimated 40 000 people visited Muizenberg Beach yesterday.

Camps Bay Beach, Mnandi Beach and Strandfontein Beach were also very busy.

Identikidz name tags were handed out to over 1 000 children at Strandfontein Beach.

Alcohol was also confiscated at the various beaches. No other major incidents were reported.