02 January 2014
Six people were pulled out to
sea at the Bleu water bay Beach in Port
Netcare 911 Spokesperson Chris Botha said five
people had been rescued by the life guards and brought to the beach, one of
them was in cardiac respiratory arrest.
Botha added that paramedics
worked eagerly for more that forty minutes to try and resuscitate the man but
tragically he was declared dead.
He further said that a sixteen-year-old boy
disappeared under the water and despite search efforts was not found.
In a separate incident A
seventeen-year-old male is in a serious but stable condition after a near
drowning incident at the Umgababa beach on the Natal south
coast this morning.
Netcare 911 Spokesman Chris
Botha said Reports from the scene indicate that the bather was swept out in a
rip current and was fortunate that life guards got to him in time.
Botha added that when they
arrived at the scene they found the man on the beach exhausted displaying
near drowning symptoms.
He was stabilised on scene and
they transported him to a local hospital for the care that he
Labels: Port Elizabeth drowning left two people dead