In a reaction to the unfortunate death, the Durban police have opened an inquest docket after a man fell off the beachfront’s famous cable car and died.

“A case of inquest was opened at Point police station after a 23-year-old man allegedly fell from a cable car yesterday afternoon,” said Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane.

“He was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries.”

eThekwini mayoral spokesperson Mthunzi Gumede said reports indicate that the young man allegedly stood up and subsequently fell onto a moving ride on the ground.

He was rushed to hospital and died around 19:00.

Mayor Zandile Gumede expressed her condolences to the family.