At 13h40, Saturday, 29 January, NSRI Clanwilliam Dam lifeguards, assisted by public members and private boat crews, rescued a 17 year old local male from the water at Clanwilliam Dam after the teenager got into difficulties while swimming.
Matthys Koch, NSRI Lifeguard Manager (Cederberg and Matzikama Municipalities), said:
The teenager was brought to the shore where medical treatment was commenced by NSRI lifeguards.
WC Government Health EMS rescue squad and EMS ambulance were activated.
The teenager was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a serious but stable condition.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
The boaters and public members that assisted on the scene are commended.
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