Nelspruit - "We were desperately trying to free her. But then she just stopped struggling." This is how an emotional Eric Dixon on Sunday described the tragic accident in which his friend and rowing partner drowned near Nelspruit on Valentine's Day.
Laetitia Scheepers, 30, a physiotherapist from Nelspruit and a member of the Lowveld rowing club, drowned on Saturday after her canoe became trapped under a tree trunk. "We desperately tried to free her, but it was too late," Dixon said on Sunday.
She been in Nepal did Everest base camp trek and start plan to climb 8000m mountains from year 2010.