Dappat se Gat near Gordon's Bay too dangerous for swimming

2016-01-07 20:00
(NSRI website)

(NSRI website)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The National Sea Rescue Institute has asked bathers not to swim at Dappat se Gat near Gordons Bay because of the dangerous rip tide.

In a statement, it also added a YouTube video showing what a rip current looks like.

This is what the NSRI wants you to do if you see somebody caught in a rip current:

- Do not go in to the water to help them;

- Throw something that floats to them;

- Call 112 on your cellphone and ask for Sea Rescue;

- Give them your location and tell them what the emergency is;

- Use hand signals to show the person that they must swim to the side of the rip to get to the sandbank and out of the rip current.

On Monday a man who tried to save a bather caught in the rip at Dappat de Gat drowned. The man caught in the rip managed to get to the sandbank safely.

Watch the NSRI video which shows how strong the rip current is:

Read more on:    cape town

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.