Girl, 8, rescued after being swept off the rocks in Durban

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Durban child rescued after being washed off the rocks
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An eight-year-old girl was rescued after she was washed off the rocks at a Durban beach.

Netcare 911 responded to reports of a drowning at Westbrook Beach, north of Durban, on Sunday morning.

"Reports indicate that an eight-year-old female was knocked off the rocks by a large wave, and washed into the choppy surf.

"The eThekwini lifeguards were quick to respond after noticing the child in distress," spokesperson Shawn Herbst said in a statement on Sunday.

The young girl was pulled to shore and then assessed on the scene by a Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioner.

"Once stabilised, [she was] was transported by ambulance to hospital for symptoms of a non-fatal drowning," Herbst concluded.

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