Cape Town woman rescued after falling off jetty at Strand Beach
On Friday, a Cape Town woman was rescued by a National Sea Rescue Institute team after falling off from a jetty at Strand Beach.
NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said around midday, a duty crew at Gordons Bay was informed about the incident.
“At 12h00 on Friday NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Strand Pavilion.”
“A female fully clothed was found being swept out to sea in rip currents after she may have fallen into the water off the jetty.”
Lambinon said a rescue swimmer dived into the water and tried to reach out to the woman who was floating on her back.
“She was secured by the rescue swimmer as the NSRI rescue craft arrived on the scene.”
“The adult female, believed to be a local, was brought safely to shore and she was treated by paramedics for hypothermia.”
Lambinon said the woman was rushed to the hospital in a stable condition.
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