Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base


087 094 9774
At 05h14, Monday, 28th November, NSRI Hout Bay were activated to assist the SA Police Services, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, WC Government Health EMS and CMR (Cape Medical Response) responding to the scene of a motor vehicle accident where a vehicle had been witnessed plunging down Chapmans Peak on the Hout Bay side of the peak of Chapmans Peak.On arrival on the scene rescuers could not determine the location of the vehicle which could not be seen over terrain and a steep cliff face of Chapmans Peak Drive and NSRI Hout Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Albie Matthews.Chapmans Peak Drive was closed to traffic during the rescue operation.On arriving on the scene two NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed from the sea rescue craft onto the shoreline where they located the vehicle approximately 50 meters from the waters edge.There were no occupants inside the vehicle.During an ongoing search a male was located by the NSRI rescue swimmers approximately a third of the way from the roadside and it believed that the man had been ejected from the vehicle as it rolled over terrain and down the mountainside.It was confirmed that the 32 year old man, believed to be from Johannesburg and now working in Cape Town, was the only occupant of the vehicle.The man was found to be conscious and in a stable condition but suffering head injuries and cuts and bruises.The EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter was dispatched by Metro Control.EMS rescue paramedics descended to the scene from the roadway using high-angle safety ropes and rigging and the man was treated by rescue paramedics for his injuries and in a stable condition he was secured into a specialised stretcher and he was hoisted to the roadway by the Skymed rescue helicopter and he has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.Police have opened an investigation into the accident and to determine the cause of the accident. TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONENSRI Hout Bay Albie Matthews NSRI Hout Bay Albie Matthews
Next Article

Bakoven's Maritime Emergency Care Training

Read More

You may also like

EOC Image for Vacancy 2
VACANCIES  | Published: 13 March 2023

Vacancy: Emergency Operations Centre Operator

Sea Rescue is looking to appoint an Emergency Control Room Operator based at Milnerton. This is a shift-based role, involving both day and night shifts of 12-hour durations. (07h00 to 19h00 & 19h00 to 07h00). Purpose: To assist stations to ...

Station 39 Rocky Bay 01
RESCUES  | Published: 12 March 2023

SCOTTBURGH – Teenager missing

Police Search and Rescue are continuing in an ongoing search for a 17 year old male who went missing at Scottburgh Beach on Saturday, 11 March. ...

Callout 11 March 10
RESCUES  | Published: 12 March 2023

Update Wilderness search and incidents at Wilderness, Sedgefield, Bantry Bay and Durban

NSRI Wilderness and George Fire and Rescue Services are assisting the Police Dive Unit continuing in an ongoing search for an 18 year old student male who remains missing at Wilderness. Also, A 70 year old German tourist is recovering ...