Women and a seal rescued in JBay

Two JBay surfers rescued two 25 year- old Pretoria women who were being swept out to sea by rip currents at Secrets Beach yesterday evening, 2 January. 

The surfers took life jackets with them and managed to get the women to some  rocks from where the NSRI Jeffreys Bay volunteer duty crew, who responded  at 5.30 pm, were able to get them to shore.

One of the women was seriously injured, lapsing in and out of consciousness, and was treated for non-fatal drowning symptoms before being transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance in a stable, but serious condition. The woman is expected to fully recover. The other woman did not require assistance.

The surfers who assisted the women are commended their successful efforts.

NSRI Jeffreys Bay then assisted with an Elephant Seal, not normally found in the JBay area, that was on the beach at Aston Bay and appeared to be harassed by curious bystanders.

Bay World were called and together NSRI and Bay world loaded the seal onto a bakkie and transported it to the beach between Paradise Beach and the Kromme River. At this quieter beach the uninjured seal was released.

Edited by St Francis Chronicle

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