Homeless man saves man from drowning

2015-09-29 06:00

A local homeless man, Thembinkosi Gqotso from Sea Point, rescued a drowning man in the early hours of Friday morning, before emergency services arrived on the scene.

A 38-year-old man from Limpopo was drowning at Queens Beach, Sea Point (in front of the Protea Hotel President).

It is reported that the drowning man was finding it difficult to swim, when Gqotso ran into the water and successfully retrieved the man.

“NSRI Bakoven prepared to launch a sea rescue craft while Cape Town fire and rescue services, a Cape Town fire and rescue services rescue dive unit, ER24 ambulance services, the police, provincial health EMS rescue squad and law enforcement responded,” says NSRI Bakoven station commander Bruce Davidson.

The man was in a stable condition and was transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance while being treated for drowning symptoms.

According to an eyewitness the drowning man was spotted in the water and then Gqotso waded in to help him.

It is still unknown what caused the Limpopo man to go into the water fully clothed

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