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NSRI Wilderness, while conducting routine maintenance and routine training at the NSRI Wilderness rescue station, were alerted to a drowning in progress at Wilderness Beach.

On Wednesday, 29 November, at 18h46, NSRI Wilderness, while conducting routine maintenance and routine training at the NSRI Wilderness rescue station, were alerted to a drowning in progress at Wilderness Beach.

Our NSRI Wilderness quad bike and our NSRI rescue vehicle, carrying rescue swimmers, together with ER24 ambulance services, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad and George Fire and Rescue Services.

Our NSRI Wilderness JetRib, Ann Stratford, was prepared to be launched.

On arrival on the scene a 24 year old Dutch tourist was found being brought out of the water by his friends.

He was medically treated on the beach, by NSRI medics, for non-fatal drowning symptoms and he was transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance in a stable condition and he has since been released from hospital.

It appears that 4 friends, Dutch tourists, were swimming in the surfline when they noticed strong rip currents, in an outgoing tide, were pulling them out to sea.

3 of the friends were able to retreat to the shore but the 24 year old was swept away.

His friend, age 22, went to his aid and on reaching him, finding him to be exhausted in the water, the casualty friend had tried to climb on top of his rescuer friend in an effort to use his friend for floatation.

The 22 year old was able to turn his friend around and with him lying on his back the friend brought him safely to shore - admitting that it was a long and difficult swim.

NSRI commend the 22 year old man for saving his friends life. They are all from Netherlands.

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