Non fatal drowning – Sedgefield

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: At 18h24, Monday, 09 September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Cola Beach, Sedgefield.

NSRI Wilderness medics and WC Government Health EMS responded to the scene where it was found a 22 year old female, from the United States of America (USA), on a student tour, had been rescued from the surf by a fellow male student, from USA, after being caught in rip currents and the female was treated by paramedics for non-fatal drowning symptoms and transorted to hospital in a stable condition by EMS ambulance and she is expected to make a full recovery.

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