GEORGE NEWS - Two near-drownings took place at Leentjiesklip beach, Wilderness, on Sunday 16 February. The first happened at approximately 12:20 when three men were dragged to sea by a rip current while swimming.
An eyewitness who prefer that his name not be mentioned, saw the men in trouble and raised the alarm.
Chris Murdy, who was on the beach playing volleyball with friends, told the George Herald that they heard someone calling for help from further up the beach.
“Myself and Kerrin Bolton were the first to run into the water,” he said. “I swam out and got hold of one of the men and Kerrin helped me to pull him out. We carried him out and went back to try and help the other guys.
"Another volley ball player grabbed a pink buoy and swam back to help the other two. By the time he got to them they were already on the rocks where people helped to pull them out. We alerted the NSRI who were there within five minutes.”
According to NSRI Wilderness station commander, Garth Dominy, the three men were treated by paramedics for scrapes and bruises but required no further assistance.
The second incident took place at approximately 17:00. Read more about this incident here.
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