Teen's blue bottle brush with death

2016-11-20 17:33

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Cape Town - A Cape Town teen had a brush with death after having a severe allergic reaction to a blue bottle sting while swimming at Witsand on Saturday.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said that rescue volunteers had rushed to Anchorage main swimming beach after receiving a call for medical assistance.

"An 18-year-old male, believed to be a matriculant from Cape Town, had been stung by blue bottles while swimming with friends," he said.

"The teen was found on the beach in a serious condition and he was treated for an allergic reaction to blue bottle stings," Lambinon added.

He said that a doctor, driving past the scene at the time, stopped to assist.

"The patient was handed into the care of EMS paramedics and transported to hospital in a stable condition."

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