Four Call outs were handled by NSRI Mykonos between 22:00 on the 12th and 17h00 on the 13th of October.
First there was a report from St Helena Bay SAP informing us of a person and vessel in distress ( see the report here ) this call kept our crew busy until 14h00 on the 13th.
After returning to the station a second call was received from a member of the public informing us of a vessel capsizing right in-front of the Langebaan yacht Club, and that there are people in the water. Immediately our crew where sent to the scene.
Upon arrival our rescue swimmer Craig Maltby jumped into the water and assisted some the people to safety on the vessel that the LBYC launched to assist. All persons were taken on board safely and a member of the local ambulance service, Atlantic Medial response was called to the scene by NSRI, and was on hand to assist all people the moment they were brought to the jetty. This was an very quick response to a call out from all parties and everyone got to enjoy the rest of their day at the Yacht Club.
Our third call out came from one of our own members, who spotted a kite surfer coming up onto the rocks. When coming out of the water, he fell and hit his head. Our crewman was on the scene within moments, and again NSRI called Atlantic Medical Response to the scene, who intern was able to assess the person. As he had a head injury and seemed confused, he was taken to hospital in an ambulance, and we later confirmed he was in stable condition.
After a full day of call outs, at 16:00 another call came in from the owner of a local Surf shop, informing us that a kite boarder is in distress. A passing vessel has stopped to assist, but from land both seemed to now be in difficulty and not to be moving forward.
We activated crew and launched our 5.5m to the scene. Upon arrival it was found that the vessel and person were all fine, but that the engine was too small to be able to take the weight of both people with all the equipment, and they were struggling to move forward. They were taken on tow. Both persons as well as all equipment was helped to shore.
All and all a very busy 48hours for our volunteers!