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A teenager and man are missing in drowning incidents on the West Coast. A man has been declared deceased in a fatal drowning accident near to Simon's Town. A girl has been resuscitated and airlifted to hospital following a non-fatal drowning accident at Strand Beach. A boy has been transported to hospital following a non-fatal drowning accident at Kleinmond:GANZEKRAAL:At 19h28, Saturday, 27 February, NSRI Yzerfontein, WC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services responded to Ganzekraal Beach, Grotto Bay, on the West Coast, following reports of a drowning in progress.On arrival on the scene a search commenced for a 23 year old man who reportedly went missing in the water while swimming.Despite an extensive search there remains no sign of the missing man.A Police Dive Unit are continuing in an ongoing search operation.STRANDFONTEIN, WEST COAST:At 18h30, Saturday, 27 February, NSRI Strandfontein lifeguards initiated a search for an 18 year old man who went missing in the water while swimming North of the lifeguard tower at Strandfontein Beach.NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew responded to join in a search.Lifeguards used Malibu rescue boards and rescue swimmers conducted free dive search efforts.NSRI Lamberts Bay launched a rescue jet-ski and shore patrols were conducted.Despite an extensive search that continued on Sunday there remains no sign of the missing teenager.A Police Dive Unit are continuing in an ongoing search operation.SEAFORTH BEACH, SIMON'S TOWN:NSRI Simon's Town duty crew were requested to respond to Seaforth Beach, South of Simon's Town, to support CMR (Cape Medical response) and the SA Police Services at a drowning accident at 11h03, Sunday, 28th February.CMR paramedics conducted extensive CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts on a 29 year old man, from Belhar, who is believed to have been rescued from the water by bystanders but sadly he has been declared deceased.The body of the man was taken into the care of Police and WC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.Police have opened an inquest docket.Condolences are conveyed to family of the deceased man.STRAND BEACH:On Sunday, 28 February, at approximately 14h00, Strand Surf Lifesaving lifeguards rescued a 9 year old female from the surf.Resuscitation efforts were initiated and the child was transported to a local hospital in a critical condition by GB Med Sec ambulance services and she has been airlifted to a Cape Town hospital by the EMS/AMS Skymed helicopter.On Saturday evening, 27 February, NSRI Gordon's Bay duty crew responded to a drowning in progress at Strand Beach.An NSRI rescue swimmer arrived on the scene shortly after the activation and he launched into the surf and successfully rescued an adult female to the beach.The lady was not injured and she required no further assistance.KLEINMOND:On Sunday, 28 February, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew, Overstrand Fire and Rescue Services and WC Government Health EMS responded to Kleinmond Lagoon where an adult female bystander rescued an 11 year old boy from the water.Medical treatment was initiated on the child who was unconscious and the child regained consciousness.He has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a serious but stable condition.
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