SEE: Man saves woman caught in rip current in Salmon Bay
Watch as a man recently jumped into action to save a woman who was caught in a rip current in Salmon Bay. WATCH: Man saves woman caught in a rip current at Salmon Bay Photos: Screenshots/Video/NSRI A man recently jumped into action to save a woman caught in a rip current in Salmon Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. SALMON […]
Watch as a man recently jumped into action to save a woman who was caught in a rip current in Salmon Bay.
A man recently jumped into action to save a woman caught in a rip current in Salmon Bay in KwaZulu-Natal.
SALMON BAY MAN JUMPS IN TO SAVE A WOMAN IN RIP CURRENT
The man, Daniel van Huysteen, a local skipper, who happens to be of Lotus Swim School and a swimming instructor at a local pre-primary school, leaped into the surf to assist the woman who appeared to get into distress after she had entered the surf where a ski-boat had just been launched to go to sea.
According to The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)’s Craig Lambinon, the rescue happened on Wednesday at around 13h00.
“Thankfully, the quick actions of Good Samaritan Daniel prevented a potential tragedy after he reached the woman quickly using the aid of the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy to bring her safely back to shore.”
THE MAN USED A NSRI PINK RESCUE BUOY TO SAVE THE WOMAN
Lambinon said once on the beach, the unidentified woman required no further assistance and departed.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) commended Daniel for his swift intervention using one of the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoys.
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‘IT IS THE 146TH PINK BUOY RESCUE IN SALMON BAY THAT WE KNOW OF’
“The NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy has proven to be an effective tool for aiding in rescues.
“This is the 146th Pink Buoy rescue that we know of. All NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy in water rescues have been successful and no harm has come to any rescuer.”
He furthermore said Mel Murray, who works at the bar at The Deck at Salmon Bay, had earlier suggested to the woman to preferably not swim at that spot which is known to sometimes cause swimmers to get into trouble.
THE PUBLIC IS URGED TO ALWAYS SWIM IN DESIGNATED SAGE AREAS WHERE LIFEGUARDS ARE PRESENT
“When Mel and Daniel noticed her caught in a rip current and in trouble, Daniel reacted swiftly to successfully intervene with the Pink Rescue Buoy.
“Daniel’s swift reaction serves as a reminder of the importance of water safety and looking out for one another when enjoying our beaches and oceans. We urge the public to always swim in designated safe areas where lifeguards are present and to use the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoys when needed to aid in rescues.”