At 19h00 (Monday, 11th November) CMR (Cape Medical Response) were activated to respond to reports of a surfer injured at The Hoek, Noordhoek (on the Chapmans Peak side of Noordhoek).
On the paramedics arrival on-scene a surfer, aged approximately 40, from Fish Hoek, was found on the rocks at The Hoek suffering a fractured left Tibia and Fibula believed to have been sustained while he was surfing in deep water.
Reportedly other surfers that had been surfing there at the time were preparing to leave the beach at dusk when they heard the mans screams for help and they had gone into the water and rescued the surfer onto nearby rocks.
NSRI Kommetjie were activated to assist with additional man power in the medical rescue operation and NSRI Simons Town also responded bringing a stokes basket stretcher to assist in the rescue.
The patient was stabilized on the scene and loaded into the Stokes basket stretcher and NSRI volunteers, CMR paramedics and other surfers all assisted in carrying the patient to the car park to a waiting CMR ambulance.
The patient was transported to False Bay hospital by CMR ambulance in a stable condition for further treatment.