Diver brought ‘back to life’

2015-07-02 06:00

A DIVER is in a critical condition after a diving incident in the Shelly Beach area on Friday morning.

A report from the scene indicates that the female tourist was diving at about 10 metres when she got into distress.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at beach and were taken out by NSRI to meet the boat en route. When they arrived at the dive they found fellow divers doing CPR. Paramedics started advanced life support resuscitation and after about 20 minutes managed to get the patient’s heart started again.

“Soon after the patient started with spontaneous respiration, you could hear the relief and joy from the fellow divers,” said Netcare spokesperson, Chris Botha.

Paramedics were taken back to shore and the patient was transported to hospital. - Netcare 911

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