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Swimmer dies in rip currents on Backyard Route

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Swimmer dies in rip currents on Backyard Route

A 22-year-venerable man drowned at Herolds Bay on the Western Cape Backyard Route on the weekend.

Mike Vonk, NSRI Herolds Bay deputy station commander, acknowledged the man became once caught in strong rip currents while swimming.

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A sea rescue craft became once launched correct sooner than 3pm on Saturday along with a unfold of native emergency products and companies.

A NSRI volunteer and a bystander had additionally paddled out to the man on surfboards.

“On the NSRI sea rescue craft arriving on the scene, we stumbled on the NSRI Herolds Bay volunteer had the man on his surfboard and became once keeping him afloat.”

He became once moved onto the ocean rescue craft and brought to shore the set apart cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts were commenced by NSRI medics, paramedics and three clinical doctors, who were on the seaside on the time and who assisted with CPR.

“Despite huge efforts to resuscitate the man, sadly he became once declared deceased.”

Police have opened an inquest docket.

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Swimmer dies in rip currents on Backyard Route