GEORGE NEWS - Three children were saved from drowning at Victoria Bay earlier today, Saturday 5 October.
"Friends and I were at the beach waiting to surf when I saw something in the water," local surfer, Michael Colyn (18) told the George Herald this evening.
At first Colyn wasn't sure what he was seeing until he realised it was a person caught in the a rip current.
Without hesitation, Colyn swam to the child who was struggling near the tidal pool.
"When I reached him, he was extremely tired. He managed to hold on to me and I could get him out."
But Colyn's day of rescue didn't end there. "About ten minutes later I saw two more small kids in trouble in the rip. I immediately jumped back in and with the help of two other surfers, I managed to get them out as well," says Colyn.
What he did find extremely worrisome was that there were no lifeguards on duty.
"It's Spring and the beaches are getting busier. I really think we need lifeguards out there [Victoria Bay] over weekends."
*On Wednesday 25 September a man(35) lost his life when he drowned at Victoria Bay while visiting the Garden Route from the Northern Cape.
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