Weekend National Incidents

PORT EDWARD:
Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said:
At 14h55, Saturday, 30th June, NSRI Port Edward medics responded to a local farm outside of Port Edward after being alerted to a man collapsed unconscious.

Medevac ambulance services also responded.

On arrival on scene a local 69 year old man was found to have collapsed from a suspected heart attack and while CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) were initiated paramedics confirmed that the man had sadly died from natural causes and he was declared deceased.

Funeral Services were arranged by family and Sincere Condolences are conveyed to family and friends.

KLEIMOND:

Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:

At 15H15, Saturday, 30th June, NSRI Hermanus duty crew, while conducting routine exercises with NSRI Kleinmond off-shore of Kleinmond, we were alerted to a 4.5 meter rubber-duck adrift at sea with motor mechanical failure off-shore of Kleinmond with 4 crew onboard.

Following a search the boat and all 4 local men were located 3 nautical miles off-shore and a tow-line was rigged and we towed them to Hawston harbour without incident and once their boat was recovered they required no further assistance.

KNYSNA:

Jerome Simonis, NSRI Knysna station commander, said:

At 15h55, Saturday, 30th June, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the 3 local crew aboard the 17 foot lagoon boat reporting motor mechanical failure.

The sea rescue craft Jaytee IV and Jolen were launched and we located them 1.5 nautical miles West of the Knysna Heads.

A tow-line was rigged and we towed them to Leisure Island without incident and once safely moored no further assistance was required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH HOEK:

Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simonstown station commander, said:

At 17h51, Saturday, 30th June, NSRI Simonstown duty crew and CMR (Cape Medical Response) were activated following reports from WC Government Health EMS Metro Control of a suspected non-fatal drowning accident in front of the Sunny Cove Railway Station along the Fish Hoek Cat Walk.

We dispatched a rescue vehicle and CMR dispatched a paramedic response vehicle and an ambulance and WC Government Health EMS remained on alert to send resources if required.

On arrival on the scene we found a local 50 year old female who may have fallen into the surf off rocks before she was rescued by bystanders from the surf.

She was slightly hypothermic and we arranged for her to be driven home and she required no further assistance.

2 local bystanders, 15 year old Tristan o’Brien and his 25 year old cousin Glen Oakes, who were at home on the Main Road overlooking the sea had noticed what they at first thought to be a seal in the water in fading light.

They looked through binoculars when they realised that what they were seeing was a lady in the water and they rushed down to the waters edge and Tristan jumped into the surf, wading over rocks in waist high water and he grabbed the lady and assisted by Glen they were able to get her out of the water onto rocks and they raised the alarm.

Tristan and Glen are commended for their efforts in saving the lady from drowning.

DURBAN:

Andre Fletcher, NSRI Durban station commander, said:

At 19h16, Saturday, 30th June, NSRI Durban duty crew were alerted by Netcare 911 ambulance services of a boat suspected to have capsized in the surf at Vetches Beach next to Durban harbour entrance.

Netcare 911 paramedics were responding to the scene and NSRI Durban dispatched a rescue crew in our sea rescue vehicle while preparing to launch a sea rescue craft and Metro Police were dispatched.

On arrival on the scene it was found that a 9 meter charter fishing boat with 13 crew onboard had reportedly beached at high speed causing an adult male to suffer back injuries and 8 crew to suffer minor injuries.

Netcare 911 paramedics were in attendance and the injured man, believed to be aged in his 50’s, has been transported to hospital by Netcare 911 ambulance in a stable condition.

A further 8 crew of the boat were treated for minor injuries and they have been transported to hospital for medical care.

The SA Police Services attended the scene and an investigation into the boat running aground is under investigation.

The casualty boat was re-floated at the Spring high tide by the owner and the casualty boat has been recovered.

TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE

One Response to “Weekend National Incidents”

  1. P-J Hannabus
    03. Jul, 2018 at 12:23 #

    Well done, NSRI. The incident near Durban Harbour will be interesting. Wonder how the skipper managed that?

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