German tourist drowned at Plett

A German tourist drowned at Plettenburg Bay yesterday afternoon.

The  50 year-old German tourist, who was on holiday on the Garden Route, was given CPR  and rushed to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The NSRI were called out at 2.30 pm to the drowning in progress in front of The Dunes caravan park at Keurbooms beach. The Plettenberg Bay Sea Rescue boats Airlink Rescuer and Sally Joan were launched and NSRI volunteers also responded in their private boat. The Bay Care Ambulance service was also activated.

The tourist had been pulled out of the water and CPR was in progress. when Pletenburg Bay NSRI dury crew arrived at the scene.  NSRI volunteers took over the CPR and the man was handed over to ambulance crew and transported to the  Medi Clinic hospital.

Then in a separate incident, at 4.22 pm Plettenberg Bay NSRI volunteers  helped four holiday makers out of the water after their boat overturned.   Airlink Rescuer and Sally Joan were launched as well as an NSRI Plettenberg Bay volunteers’ private boat.

NSRI turned over the boat and towed the boat to shore. It is the second time this same boat needed rescuing. The first was three days ago when its steering appeared to have failed – also in the Keurbooms river mouth.



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