Near drowing: girl, boy saved

2009-12-07 00:00

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl is in a serious condition in Durban’s Addington Hospital after a near drowning when she swam to the aid of a six-year-old boy in distress in the surf of North Beach yesterday afternoon.

Netcare 911 spokesman Jeff Wicks said it is thought that both were swimming when the boy started drowning and was calling for help. The teenager swam to his aid and also found herself in distress.

Both were pulled from the water by eThekwini Lifeguards and when Netcare911 paramedics arrived at the beach they took over care of the two.

The boy was taken by his parents to their family doctor and the girl was treated and stabilised by Netcare911 paramedics at the scene before she was taken to hospital.

She is recovering well, Wicks said.

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