Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said:
On Friday, 28th October, at 13h22, NSRI Plettenberg Bay medics responded to Oddlands Road, Plettenberg Bay, to assist a fellow NSRI Plettenberg Bay crew member who had happened upon an adult male suffering a seizure and who had sustained injuries during a seizure episode.
NSRI Plettenberg Bay medics stabilised the man, believed to be a Municipal employee.
WC Government Health EMS responded and took over care of the man who was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition for further treatment.
On Monday, 31st October, at 12h56, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Farnham Rescuer to assist a local adult man on a hobie-cat that sustained technical problems with the sail off-shore of Central Beach.
On arrival on the scene the hobie-cat was towed to shore by NSRI without incident and no further assistance was required.
Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said:
At 08h47, Sunday, 30th October, NSRI Witsand duty crew were activated following information received from the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) of a man reported to be missing after being suspected to have gone overboard the fishing vessel Amstel Diep in the early hours of Sunday morning off-shore of the De Hoop Nature Reserve between Agulhas and Witsand.
MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) were directing the casualty boat Amstel Diep and a second fishing boat to conduct a search.
NSRI Witsand dispatched the sea rescue craft Breede Rescuer and NSRI Agulhas dispatched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Agulhas and approximately 16 nautical miles off-shore of De Hoop a 25 square nautical mile area was searched by NSRI but no sign of the missing fisherman has been found.
It is believed that the fisherman was not wearing a life-jacket and that he was noticed missing from the fishing vessel during the early hours of the morning by fellow crew prompting them to raise the alarm with Telkom Maritime Radio Services reporting that they suspected that he had gone overboard from unknown causes.
The fisherman is missing and is presumed to have drowned.
Police have opened an investigation.
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