Monday, 17 December 2012

7 year old boy from Nyanga admitted to hospital after near drowning in Sea Point

At 16:45 today [Sunday, 16 December 2012] the City’s Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Centre were alerted regarding a near drowning incident at Rocklands tidal pool, Beach Road in Sea Point.

Simanye Gobuza (7 years) from Nyanga in Cape Town found himself in difficulty in the water.

He was rescued recovered from the water by nearby bathers.

The boy was stabilised on the scene by the paramedics of the Fire & Rescue Services with the assistance of the Western Cape Government: METRO Emergency Medical Services and transported to New Somerset Hospital.

The paediatrician determined that the patient should remain in hospital for observation for the next 24 hours for near drowning symptoms.


Issued by: Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

Supplied by: Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head: Systems Integration, Special Projects and Disaster Operations, Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

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