Two crews have been singled out as heroes for the part they played in saving paddlers in life-threatening situations in the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.On the final stage last Saturday Limpopo-based paddler Stefan Rautenbach, who was paddling with Ilse van Rensburg, dived in to rescue Kerry-Ann Lyne, who was trapped underwater in the uMngeni River."It was a no-name rapid but it was causing quite a bit of carnage," he recalls."We had been knocked out of our boat trying to avoid another boat that was wrapped around a rock in the river. While we were emptying our boat I saw the two girls [Kerry-Anne Lyne and her partner, Sarah Harries] fall out. The one went under water and didn’t come up for a while. Then I saw one hand come up out of the water. It was clearly a call for help," says Rautenbach.He ran and swam upstream till he got to Lyne and helped her detach herself from her snarled splash cover, ripping it apart with his bare hands to free her."You don’t think, you drop everything and g...

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