A girl was swept out to sea about 100m from shore after she went to help her dog within the water, however was dramatically rescued.
The lady, 54, went into the water and was swept out about 100m offshore of Basham Beach close to Port Elliot, on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, and could not swim again in.
Fortunately, surfers paddled out to help her.
The lady, from Hayborough, was taken to South Coast District Hospital as a precaution.
The staffy named Spud was additionally unhurt.
Emergency providers have been alerted to the incident at about 10.20am.
Daniel Willetts from Surf Life Saving SA mentioned obligation officers from the Goolwa and Port Elliot golf equipment attended the rescue.
He mentioned it was an necessary reminder for beach goers to be vigilant at unpatrolled seashores.
“Fortunately there was a optimistic final result with the swimmer being assisted again to shore safely,” he mentioned.
“Nobody plans to get into hassle, however the ocean generally is a harmful place, particularly in distant or remoted places with unpredictable swells and hidden rips.
“Making your self conscious of the risks and having a plan must you get into hassle, might save a life.”