At 14h15, Wednesday, 25th March, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following reports of a man being swept out to sea at Glenmore Beach, just North of Port Edward.
Municipal Beach workers had raised the alarm.
2 NSRI Port Edward rescue swimmers responded directly to the beach while NSRI Port Edward duty crew prepared to launch sea rescue craft and Netcare 911 ambulance services and the SA Police Services were activated.
On arrival on-scene NSRI rescue swimmers found a man on the beach who had been rescued from the surf by Municipal Beach workers and finding the man breathless and pulseless the NSRI rescuers initiated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts and were joined by Netcare 911 paramedics but despite extensive CPR efforts paramedics declared the man deceased and the body of the man was taken into the care of Police and the Forensic Pathology Services.
Police have opened an inquest docket.
The deceased local man, Ricardo Da Natta-Frizado, 56, is from Port Edward.
It appears, according to eye-witness reports, the victim may have been caught in a rip current while swimming before being washed towards the beach by waves where Municipal Beach workers waded into the surf and managed to get the man onto the beach where the arriving NSRI rescuers initiated CPR.
NSRI and emergency services have expressed condolences to Peter Brereton and his wife Theresa, of Port Edward, and to their family and friends of the deceased man.
Ricardo was the brother of Theresa.
Just a few weeks past Theresa’s husband Peter had been involved in a gallant rescue effort at Port Edward main beach to save a Municipal Beach worker who sadly drowned while taking a lunch time swim.
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