With the great weather we’ve been having lately it’s no wonder we’ve all been flocking to the beach. However, this favourite Aussie pastime can have a very dangerous side as was highlighted down South last night with a harrowing rescue.
Emergency Services pulled off an incredible rescue at Port Noarlunga Jetty yesterday after a woman who was swimming with a group of divers, was separated and swept out to sea by a strong current.
Posting this morning to their Facebook page, SA police said “Southern District patrols established points along the coastline and were able to spot the faint torchlight of the diver who was now approximately 1km offshore.”
Using Pol Air and a sea rescue boat volunteers and the police were able to safely locate and rescue the woman after an hour of being out to sea in the pitch black.
Paramedics were on scene when the 45-year-old woman was brought back to land, and although she was fatigued she had no other injuries.
What an incredible effort from the SA Police and sea rescue and a timely reminder that the ocean can turn at any minute.
SA Police thanked everybody on scene last night for preventing a tragedy from occurring.
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