2 vacationers went from happy tourists to hospital patients after they both got swept into the sea at Plettenberg Bay while taking pictures.
2 vacationers swept into sea while taking pictures
The pair, 39 and 34 respectively from Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng, South Africa suffered multiple fractures and lacerations after waves swept them into the sea while taking pictures.
According to the National Sea Rescue Institute, the pair aged 39 and 34 respectively from Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng, South Africa suffered multiple fractures and lacerations after waves swept them into the sea while taking pictures of the scenery.
According to NSRI spokesman, Craig Lambinon:
"The 39-year-old man had walked up a section at , when a wave swept him off the rocks into the sea. The 34-year-old man, seeing his friend swept off the rocks and into the water, had jumped into the water to try to help him but he was then swept away, in very rough sea conditions, into a gulley."
Lambinon then said "the 39-year-old man managed to get out of the water onto the rocks, where a group of hikers came across him and helped him. Another family - an ex-NSRI crewman, , his wife, their daughter and her friend, also approached the group to help."
The second friend, the 34-year was later found amongst rocks in a gulley in the sea being battered by swells in a rising sea tide and suffering multiple lacerations, bruising, a head injury and a suspected fractured spine.
He was then air-lifted to a hospital while the 39-year old was taken to hospital by ambulance.
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