Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Man dies, another in critical condition, following drowning incident at Milnerton Lagoon Beach

A 25-year-old man has died and his friend is in a critical condition in hospital after the duo was caught in rip currents at Milnerton Lagoon Beach.


According to the National Sea Rescue Institute’s (NSRI) spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, Local residents, hearing shouts for help, had investigated and on noticing the two men, rushed to the beach to assist

‘’A local male resident used an NSRI pink rescue buoy, stationed at the beach, and with use of the rescue buoy he was able to rescue both men to the beach where one man, age 25, collapsed unconscious and one man, age 30, appeared to be in a serious condition. They are both from Zimbabwe.’’

‘’Lifeguards, stationed at Milnerton Surf Lifesaving Club, arriving on the scene, initiated medical treatment to both men. The 25-year-old man's pulse stopped and he stopped breathing, lifeguards initiated CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) efforts. They were joined by paramedics who continued with advanced life support CPR on the 25 year old man while also medically stabilising the 30 year old man,’’ added Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson.

Lambinon said that after all efforts to resuscitate the 25 year old man were exhausted, he was declared deceased.

‘’The body of the man has been taken into the care of Police and Government Health Forensic Pathology Services. The 30-year-old man was transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance in a critical condition.’’

Police have opened an inquest docket.


Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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