Jean Le Roux, NSRI Hermanus duty controller, said:
At 20h15, Thursday, 15th February, NSRI Hermanus crew, while at the sea rescue station at Hermanus New Harbour and during a recruitment evening interviewing prospective new volunteers, we were approached by a bystander reporting a woman in the water next to a boat in the harbour and appearing to be in difficulty.
2 of our NSRI rescue swimmers and additional crew immediately responded to investigate and finding a woman in the water next to a boat moored to the Quay the rescue swimmers jumped into the water and were able to rescue the 28 year old local lady from the water.
At the time, because of the recruitment evening we were holding at our sea rescue base, we had a paramedic at our sea rescue base and he initiated medical treatment for non-fatal drowning symptoms.
A WC Government Health EMS ambulance´was activated and the lady has been transported to hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.
It was not known what caused the female to be in the water.
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