Man critical after near drowning

2014-04-30 00:00

A 31-YEAR-OLD man is in a critical condition after a drowning incident at Snake Park Beach, Durban, yesterday.

In a statement, ER24 said their para­medics arrived on the beach to assist Rescue Care workers with stabilising the patient who was in a critical state.

“After a 40-minute CPR operation, the patient’s pulse was restored and he was hurried to Addington Hospital for urgent medical care.

“The man was apparently swimming in the ocean when a fisherman spotted him struggling to float. He then alerted Rescue Care who went out to sea to bring him to shore.”

The incident is currently under investigation.

On Monday night, a man died while fishing at Sheffield beach on the North Coast. Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the man appeared to have slipped on the rocks and sustained a life-threatening injury.

“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the man had tragically died at the scene.”

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