NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated on Monday morning following reports of three people in difficulty in the water off Beach 3 ,Natures Valley.
The sea rescue craft Rescue Free Runner and Rescue Airlink were launched but as they were responding it was confirmed that all 3 casualties were out the water, but an adult male was suffering from exhaustion and required medical attention.
WC Government Health EMS were activated.
On arrival on the scene our NSRI medics attended to the adult male stabilising him and he was then attended to by EMS paramedics and following treatment he required no further assistance the ambulance arrived
The adult male, on holiday with his family from Kimberly, entered the water to assist when his 13 year old son got into difficulty in a rip current, the father also got into difficulty before the 13 year old managed to get out of the water unassisted and his 15 year old son entered the water to help his dad.
All of them managed to get out of the water safely before NSRI arrived on scene.
Another reminder that with the beautifully hot weather and warm seas we have been enjoying always ensure you swim in areas where there are lifeguarrds on duty or others in the vicinity should an emergency arise.