Collapsed jogger and injured wake-boarder assisted

PLETTENBERG BAY:

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said:

At 08h26 on Sunday the 19th of March, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew responded to Beachy Head, Plettenberg Bay, following reports of a woman collapsed while jogging.

NSRI medics treated the 58 years old lady from Johannesburg for injuries sustained from a fall when fainting while out jogging.

On investigation it was found that a previous concussion injury may have contributed to the fainting spell and a Med-Life ambulance was summoned to the scene. As a precaution she was transported to hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

 

ST FRANCIS BAY:

Sarah Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:

At 09h04 on Sunday the 19th of March, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a Wake Boarding accident on the Kromme River, 4 kilometers upstream from the Kromme River Bridge at a barely accessible location with limited road access and shallow water depth.

My private cabin boat was launched, accompanied by our NSRI crew and medics with medical and rescue equipment on board.

A local doctor and paramedics were summoned to stand-by at the public slip-way at the Kromme River Bridge.

On arrival on scene a 14 year old girl was treated by our NSRI medics for suspected spinal injuries and secured onto a trauma board with Cervical Spinal immobilisation and taken onboard the Cabin Boat. She was transported in a stable condition to the slipway where the doctor and paramedics took over her care. She has been transported to hospital by ambulance for further care.

It appears that the patient had hurt her back and neck after a fall while Wake-Boarding.

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