Thursday, December 27, 2012

Three rescued from drowning on City beaches

Imogen Vollenhoven
27 December 2012

 The City of Cape Town today said three people were rescued from drowning yesterday.

 Spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said an eight year-old boy Luyanda Skafungana of Atlantis was rescued at Melkbosstrand.

In Table View 15-year-old, Waylin de Vos was rescued and transported by ambulance to the Somerset Hospital.

 He said one-year-old, Nick Sumba found himself in distress at Muizenberg Beach yesterday afternoon.
 
Solomons-Johannes said all the patients were transported to various hospitals for observation and further medical treatment.

 Meanwhile the  City of Cape Town said the 20-year-old man who was rescued from drowning at Hout Bay beach yesterday however  did not make it and died at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said attempts by the medical staff at the hospital, to completely resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

At 4.45pm the doctor on-duty at the emergency trauma unit declared the patient from the Imizamo Yethu Informal Settlement in Hout Bay as deceased.

Solomons-Johannes said an autopsy would be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

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