Incidents at Jeffreys Bay, Port Edward and Struisbaai

Source: Tripadvisor, view from Kitchen's Window Restaurant

Source: Tripadvisor, view from Kitchen’s Window Restaurant

JEFFREYS BAY:

Reighard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said:

At 13h28, Sunday, 12th February, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of two paddlers on a double sea kayak appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Kitchens Window Restaurant, Jeffreys Bay.

We launched our sea rescue craft Project Group Rescuer and our NSRI Quad Bike and Kouga Municipal lifeguards responded.

On arrival on the scene lifeguards, using Malibu Rescue Boards, paddled out to the two teenagers and took both teenagers, who were found in the water, onto their Malibu Rescue Boards and on the sea rescue craft arrival on the scene both teenagers were transferred onto the sea rescue craft and their sea kayak was recovered and they were brought to shore safely without incident and they were not injured.

It appears that their sea kayak may have been bumped by a sea animal causing them to capsize.

PORT EDWARD:

Marlene Livingstone, NSRI Port Edward deputy station commander, said:

At 11h33, Monday, 13th February, NSRI Port Edward medics were requested to assist at the Port Edward Primary School where a female teacher, aged 64, collapsed from a fainting spell.

NSRI Port Edward medics treated the female for possible dehydration and low blood pressure and Kwa-Zulu Private ambulance services were summoned and the teacher was transported to hospital in a stable condition.

STRUISBAAI:

Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said:

At 19h33, Monday, 13th February, NSRI Agulhas medics were summoned to assist at a local guest house where a 27 year old female, from the United Kingdom, and on holiday with her parents, collapsed unconscious from unknown circumstances.

NSRI medics, our NSRI Agulhas station doctor, the SA Police Services and WC Government Health EMS were activated.

On arrival on the scene the female was found breathless and pulseless and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced but after all efforts to resuscitate the female were exhausted she was declared deceased.

The parents of the female are in the care of counsellors and the British Consulate are assisting.

Sincere Condolences are conveyed to family and friends.
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