NSRI commends hotel staff on rescue

2016-09-29 21:14
(NSRI website)

(NSRI website)

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Cape Town – The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) commended three men who saved a 14-year-old boy and 20-year-old man from drowning in Plettenberg Bay on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the NSRI, Kade Dickens, Dylan Meyer and Kyle Hans – who are all believed to be sports and recreation facilitators at the Beacon Island Hotel – ran to the scene from the hotel and jumped into the water to save the two.

"On NSRI's arrival on the scene we found that the three young men had managed to rescue both of the casualties safely to the beach," NSRI deputy station commander Robbie Gibson said.

Gibson said a crewman, on routine maintenance at the NSRI Plettenberg Bay sea rescue station, had noticed the males being swept off rocks by a wave on the Central Beach side of the hotel.

He added that NSRI medics and Med-Life ambulance services paramedics attended to the injured, both believed to be friends.

"They were treated for shock, exhaustion and minor scrapes and bruises sustained from being swept off the rocks by waves and the 14-year-old was treated for non-fatal drowning symptoms," Gibson said.

Gibson said both were transported to hospital in stable condition for further treatment. He added that the teenager will be placed under observation for secondary drowning but that "both are expected to fully recover".

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