On Sunday morning, 02 October, NSRI Plettenberg Bay crew, having completed a surf training course at NSRI Wilderness and preparing to travel home to Plettenberg, were refuelling at a service station in Wilderness, when bystanders alerted the sea rescue crew to a man collapsed and unresponsive from a suspected heart attack at the service station.
The NSRI Plettenberg Bay crew initiated emergency medical treatment and NSRI Wilderness duty crew and ambulance services were activated.
On NSRI Wilderness arrival on the scene, a portable AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was applied but despite efforts to revive the 78 year old man, he was sadly declared deceased by paramedics on the scene.
Condolences are expressed to the family of the man.
NSRI Witsand duty crew were alerted at 15h40 on Tuesday, 04 October, to a lady that collapsed in her home at Witsand and she was reported to be unresponsive.
NSRI Medics responded to the house where the 55 year old woman was found to be lying on the ground unresponsive.
NSRI medics provided medical care and WC Government Health EMS were activated.
Suffering from unknown medical causes the lady regained consciousness and she was stabilised on the scene.
The lady was handed into the care of the EMS paramedics and she was transported by ambulance to hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.
At 07h15, Wednesday, 05 October, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew activated to assist a local man reporting his house boat to be taking water at The Poortjies on the Keubooms River.
The man had gone to his house boat which was unmanned on her anchored moorings to check on his boat in the early morning today and found his boat to be taking water from unknown causes. He requested NSRI assistance to tow the boat to shore.
NSRI Plettenberg Bay launched the sea rescue craft Ray Farnham and on arrival on the scene the house boat was taken under tow and towed to shore without incident and no further assistance was required.
The owner will investigate the cause of his boat taking water and he will repair his boat.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE