Off-duty paramedics resuscitate woman who got into trouble at Silver Sands beach south of Adelaide
Two off-duty paramedics performed CPR on a woman who got into trouble in the water at Silver Sands beach, near Aldinga, South of Adelaide last night.
The 38-year-old was pulled from the water just after 7:30pm on Thursday.
A rescue helicopter was called in to take the woman to the Flinders Medical Centre.
SA Ambulance said she responded well to treatment on the way to hospital.
State Labor MP Leon Bignell, who was at the beach at the time, praised those who rushed to help.
“A woman was pulled unresponsive from the water at Aldinga on a hot, clear, calm evening. It happened about 150 metres from where we were swimming,” he said in a Facebook post.
“People on the beach did an amazing job until the emergency crews arrived. Best wishes to the woman and her family and friends.”
Just hours later, two boats needed to be rescued in seperate incidents.
A boat cracked its hull when it hit a reef at Aldinga Beach at 10:45pm.
It set off a flare and police towed the boat back to shore.
Its operator, a 51-year-old man, allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading over the legal limit.
Three people were also stranded three kilometres offshore from the North Haven boat ramp, in Adelaide’s northwest, when their boat’s motor blew up about 9:45pm.