Dappat se Gat near Gordon's Bay too dangerous for swimming

2016-01-07 20:00
(NSRI website)

(NSRI website)

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Cape Town - The National Sea Rescue Institute has asked bathers not to swim at Dappat se Gat near Gordons Bay because of the dangerous rip tide.

In a statement, it also added a YouTube video showing what a rip current looks like.

This is what the NSRI wants you to do if you see somebody caught in a rip current:

- Do not go in to the water to help them;

- Throw something that floats to them;

- Call 112 on your cellphone and ask for Sea Rescue;

- Give them your location and tell them what the emergency is;

- Use hand signals to show the person that they must swim to the side of the rip to get to the sandbank and out of the rip current.

On Monday a man who tried to save a bather caught in the rip at Dappat de Gat drowned. The man caught in the rip managed to get to the sandbank safely.

Watch the NSRI video which shows how strong the rip current is:

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