Teen rescued at Cape Town beach

2015-01-02 14:30

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Johannesburg - A teenager was rescued after being swept out to sea by rip currents at Strandfontein beach, Cape Town, the NSRI said on Friday.

On Thursday night, rescue crews noticed three teenagers struggling against strong waves, National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement.

"Two of the teenagers managed to reach a sandbar and get out of the water safely unassisted, but the third teenager was swept out to sea."

NSRI swimmers swam to rescue the 14-year-old who had been swept about 60m from the beach.

After being examined by a paramedic, the teenager was released into the care of his parents.

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