Lifeguard saves boy (11) from drowning in Mossel Bay

The boy and another youth ran into trouble at Dias Beach on Thursday.

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CAPE TOWN - An 11-year-old boy has been hospitalised after nearly drowning in Mossel Bay.

The boy and another youth ran into trouble at Dias Beach on Thursday.

His friend managed to get out of the water unassisted.

The National Sea Rescue Institute's Craig Lambinon says: “Upon arrival at the scene it was found that an 11-year-old was recued by a lifeguard. Ambulance services were already on scene. The child was treated for non-fatal drowning symptoms and transported to hospital for observation of secondary drowning.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)