Tourist rescued near Muizenberg

2012-03-25 19:06

Johannesburg - A Brazilian tourist had to be rescued from near drowning at Surfers Corner Beach, near Muizenberg, on Sunday, said the City of Cape Town.

The 25-year-old Brazilian woman was swimming in "fairly rough" surf conditions and was rescued by two surfers, said the city's disaster risk management centre head Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

He said the woman, identified as Gleema Lima, swallowed water and lacerated her leg on the rocks, and was in a state of shock.

Her condition was stabilised on the scene.

"All beach-goers are urged to be cautious when swimming, as rough seas and strong currents make conditions dangerous for swimmers," said Solomons-Johannes.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-03-25 20:05

    Generally a safe beach for swimming

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-25 20:47

      Forgot Spring tide..and could have been high tide when she got into difficulty

      fiona.chudleigh - 2012-03-26 09:08

      Surfers Corner Muizenberg is not a swimming beach,it's a surfing beach. The BLUE FLAG status beach with Life guards is slightly futher down the beach and is safe for swimming. Surfers Corner is known to develop strong rip currents out to sea near Bailey's Cottage when the swell increases or on Spring High Tides. According to 20yr old Anthony Sivewright and Craig Johnson that came to her rescue, the conditions were very tricky and they both struggled to bring her safely to shore.

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