Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

Craig Lambinon, spokesperson for the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), reported the unfortunate death of a 58-year-old man due to a suspected medical incident while swimming with friends at Clifton 4th Beach. The incident occurred before 7 am.

According to Lambinon, two local men, acting as Good Samaritans, noticed the unresponsive man in the water. They successfully brought him to the shore, where a local doctor, coincidentally present at the scene, immediately initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts. Bystanders also assisted in the emergency response.

NSRI Bakoven received the alert at 6:43 am and responded, joined by NSRI Table Bay, Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS), ER24 ambulance services, Netcare 911 ambulance services, Taurus Medical ambulance service, City of Cape Town Law Enforcement, the South African Police Service (SAPS), and the Camps Bay Community Safety Initiative (CSI).

Despite the continued advanced life support CPR upon arrival, the man was, unfortunately, declared deceased after extensive efforts. The Government Health Forensic Pathology Services took custody of the man’s body, and an inquest docket has been opened by the police.

Lambinon expressed condolences, stating, “Thoughts and care are with the family and friends in this difficult time.” The family has requested privacy during this challenging period.

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