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Teenager drowns in Wilderness

On Saturday, 13 October 2018 at approximately 1pm, NSRI Wilderness duty crew, the SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS and Eden 911 ambulance services responded to Island Lake, Wilderness, following reports of a male teenager missing in the water.

On arrival on the scene they found that a bystander initiated CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) on the victim,17 year old Colin Prins, from Mossel Bay.

NSRI medics and paramedics continued with CPR but sadly the teenager passed away at the scene.

Colin, a member of Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club, had been at Island Lake to take part in a yacht regatta. The regatta had to be postponed due to bad weather. Colin and a number of the participants decided to go for a swim in the lake while waiting to find out if the regatta will resume. While in the water Colin appeared to be in difficulty and disappeared under water.

Eye-witnesses raised the alarm and 2 GLYC (George Lakes Yacht Club) safety boats were immediately deployed. Members of the public joined the search.

A bystander, believed to be a former Navy diver, who assisted in the search located and recovered the teenager from the water. The victim was rushed to shore aboard one of the GLYC safety boats where CPR was commenced.

GLYC, MBYBC, NSRI and the SA Police Services are supporting the family.

Condolences are conveyed to family, friends and the MBYBC team mates of Colin Prins.

Police have opened an inquest docket.


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