Father and two sons rescued from sea
By Tina George
21 August 2007
The NSRI in Plettenberg Bay were activated on Monday following a drowing in progress report at Keurbooms Beach in front of Dunes Caravan Park.
Bernd Nemach, 45 and his two sons, Adrian, 13 and Bjorn 10 who are on holiday from Germany went for a swim when they came into difficulty in the strong rip currents.
“Our deputy station commander arrived first on scene, he found three people being swept out to sea by strong rip currents. He swam out and managed to secure the two young boys along with the help of another two local Pletternberg Bay residents,” says NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.
Lambinon adds that the father of the two boys managed to get to shore unassisted where all of them were treated for shock and mild hypothermia.
The NSRI are appealing to bathers to be cautious all along the coastline as strong rip-currents prevail.