JEFFREYS BAY Sunday 25th March 2012.
A 15 year old boy and a 16 year old girl, both injured after colliding with another surfer were brought ashore by fellow surfers.
According to Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, at 18h26 on Sunday 25th March, while preparing to close the sea rescue base for the day, the Jeffreys Bay volunteers noticed a commotion on the rocks at Kitchen Window Reef, about 500 metres from the base.
A Discovery Rescue Runner and a Discovery Quad Bike responded to investigate.
They found Teagan Doyle,15, from C Place, Jeffreys Bay, had a laceration in his head, possible spinal injuries and possible concussion. He was treated and stabilized and his Cervical Spine immobilized as a precaution by NSRI medics. He was also monitored for secondary drowning symptoms as it was reported that he had been under water for some time following the incident.
The girl, Carla Jooste, 16, from Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay, had a laceration on her head and she was also stabilized by our NSRI medics.
A 24/7 ambulance was summoned and both patients have been transported to hospital in stable conditions.
The surfer that they collided with on the water was not injured.
ST FRANCIS BAY : Baby dolphin saved:
St Francis Bay duty crew were called to assist conservationists helping a baby dolphin that was found alive washed up on the beach.
According to Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, at 14h00 on Saturday 24th March, the duty crew launched the rescue boat Spirit of St Francis II. Accompanied by conservationists the dolphin was loaded onto the sea rescue boat and taken to behind the breaker line where it was dropped off and, appearing to be in excellent health, swam off.