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FALSE BAY:Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said:At 13h15, Wednesday, 24th October, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew responded to Sunrise Beach and to Sonwabe Beach following reports of drowning in progress at 2 separate incidents.Lifeguards on duty in the area immediately started investigations and Law Enforcement Marine Unit and WC Government Health EMS responded.On NSRI's arrival at Sunrise Beach, lifeguards on duty confirmed that no incidents had taken place at their beach. While we were responding to Sonwabe Beach, lifeguards confirmed that a 22 year old male had been rescued from the surf by a Strandfontein lifeguard, at a beach between Sonwabe and Strandfontein. EMS paramedics were on the scene and conducting CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts.CPR continued in the ambulance and the patient was stabilised and transported to hospital where he remained in a serious but stable condition.It appears that a family were at the beach when their 22 year old family member got into difficulty in the surf but, because this beach is not suitable for swimming, there were no lifeguards at that beach.The family drove to Strandfontein Beach where they raised the alarm and a senior City of Cape Town Pro Strandfontein lifeguard, realising the urgency of the situation, reportedly jumped into the family's car and they took the lifeguard to the beach where their family member was in the water and in difficulty.The lifeguard swam out to the casualty and rescued him bringing him safely to shore. EMS paramedics arrived and CPR efforts continued. The patient was transported to hospital where he remained in a serious but stable condition under the observation of hospital staff. We are pleased to confirm that he is recovering.NSRI commend the senior City of Cape Town Strandfontein Pro lifeguard for his actions in saving the mans life. TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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