A newlywed Irish couple drowned off the coast of South Africa while on their honeymoon. John Rodgers, 28, and his wife Lynette, 26, from Holywood in Northern Ireland, died after getting into trouble in rough seas in Plettenberg Bay, just six days after they walked down the aisle. The body of Rodgers was discovered in shallow surf on Robberg Beach by a local man at around 6pm on Friday, South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. His wife’s body was found around 200 metres away along the same beach, the Institute said. Doctors performed CPR on the couple but they were pronounced dead around 6pm yesterday. Police have opened an inquest docket and although no foul play is suspected, the deaths are being investigated.
The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends at the First Presbyterian Church, Holywood, last Saturday.