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Teens rescued after being caught in rip currents at Jeffreys Bay beach

Dec 24, 2018
Teens rescued after being caught in rip currents at Jeffreys Bay beach

Five young men, who aided in the rescue of two teenagers, who had been caught by rip currents at a Jeffreys Bay beach over the weekend have been commended by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI).

"At 10h30, on Sunday, NSRI Station 37 Jeffreys Bay were activated following reports of five swimmers in trouble at the beach break between Magna Tubes and Boneyards," described NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon.

"A 16-year-old female and a 17-year-old male were caught in rip currents. Their Grandmother raised the alarm."

Teenagers rescued by other beach goers at Jeffreys Bay beach

He said that five young men went to their aid and a NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy, stationed at that beach, was thrown to the men after they also got caught in rip currents.

"The Pink Buoy was used between these good samaritans for their own safety and they all got safely to shore," said Lambinon.

"While this was happening a man used a kayak and he reached the two teenagers who were in difficulty and he used the kayak to guide them to safety."

He said that on the NSRI’s arrival on the scene all casualties were safe ashore.

"Only one man had obvious non-fatal drowning signs and symptoms and he was treated with oxygen therapy by NSRI medics and no further assistance was required."

NSRI commend the good samaritans for their assistance.

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