At 12h30, Wednesday, 14th January, NSRI Port Edward duty crew responded to Main Beach to assist a 16 year old female surfer suffering a dislocation of her leg sustained while surfing.
NSRI Port Edward Medics stabilised the teenager, who had been assisted out of the surf by fellow surfers, and a Netcare 911 ambulance has transported her to hospital in a stable condition.
At 15h46, Wednesday, 14th January, NSRI Strandfontein responded to Nine Miles Beach, False Bay, where a 15 year old male from Capricorn was swept out to sea by rip currents.
2 men, Achmat Martin, 45, from Rocklands, and a man known only as Alvis, 28, from Capricorn, went into the water to try to rescue the teenager.
Achmat Martin succeeded to reach the teenager and bring him to shallower water where fishermen and other members of the public helped them out of the water but Alvis got into difficulty and was helped out of the water by fisherman after reportedly been lying face down in the water for some time.
CoCT Law Enforcement, WC Government Health EMS, lifeguards, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and the SA Police Services also responded.
A nurse, Meliza Basson, that happened to be at the beach at the time, initiated CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts on the 15 year old which were successful and he has been transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition by EMS ambulance for further medical treatment and for observation for secondary drowning.
Achmat Martin and Alvis have also been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in stable conditions for observation for secondary drowning.
Then at 16h09, Wednesday, 14th January, NSRI Simonstown and CMR (Cape Medical Response) responded to St James Beach following reports of a 13 year old female, from Docklands Estate, being swept out to sea by rip currents.
Lifeguards on duty at St James successfully rescued the youngster from the water and she has been transported to hospital by CMR ambulance in a stable condition for observation for secondary drowning.
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