Woman drowns in Strandfontein

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Cape Town - A woman drowned in a tidal pool at the West Coast seaside resort of Strandfontein on Sunday.

Lifesavers had noticed the woman “in difficulties” in the water, the National Sea Rescue Institute said in a statement.

“It appears that WP Strandfontein Surf Lifesaving lifeguards had arrived early at Strandfontein beach for their day duty.

“While setting up, they had noticed a female in difficulties in the water in the tidal pool and they had immediately gone to her assistance, removing her from the water.”

The lifesavers had started CPR and called for medical back-up.

“Following extensive advanced life support CPR efforts, the female, a 23-year-old from Kraaifontein, was declared deceased.”

The NSRI said police had opened an inquest docket. - Sapa

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