A man, believed to be in his early thirties, was found in a swimming pool at a school in Athlone, Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.

At approximately 1pm, paramedics from ER24 arrived on scene where they found another service provider on scene. It is believed that the man was found by members of his family when they initiated a search for him. Sadly, there was nothing that paramedics could do for him and he was declared dead at the scene.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene.