Obs man saved by stranger

2017-01-30 11:00

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A 32-year-old man from Observatory was resuscitated and rushed to hospital on Sunday (29 January) after he was rescued while drowning at Muizenberg Beach.

According to a report from the NSRI, at 13:55 City of Cape Town lifeguards were alerted by the public of a drowning in progress about 300 meters down the beach.

NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, says a rescue jet-ski was launched and the lifeguards found the man already out of the water who had been rescued from the surf by an unidentified person.

“The man was breathless and and had no pulse and the lifeguards initiated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) efforts while raising the alarm. They were joined by two doctors who happened to be on the beach at the time. During CPR efforts the man's pulse and spontaneous breathing were restored but then the man lapsed back into a pulseless and breathless state and CPR continued.”

He says the team managed to restore the man’s pulse and breathing and placed him in the recovery position.

Paramedics from Life Healthcare, CMR (Cape Medical Response) and Netcare 911 arrived on the scene and medical treatment continued on the beach before the man was transported to hospital in a stable but critical condition by a CMR ambulance.

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