Couple swept out to sea
By Sasha Forbes
16 December 2008
On Monday NSRI Port Elizabeth were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Maitland Beach. NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon says NSRI Port Elizabeth volunteers dispatched their rescue vehicle, along with the Metro Ambulance and Rescue Services, Netcare 911 Ambulance Services, Fire and Rescue Services and the SA Police Services also responded to join local Municipal Lifeguards who were already on the scene.
Lambinon said “when NSRI arrived, they found that a male had already been assisted out of the water. He was fine, in need of no medical assistance and it was also reported that the lifeguards had found a 29-year-old female in the surf as she was washed up on the beach and she was declared dead on the scene.”
According to Lambinon NSRI members believe that the couple was swept out by rip-currents.