Great Brak River, MOSSEL BAY:
Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 15h27, Sunday, 11th December, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue Services searching the Great Brak River, near to the Police Station, for a 30 year old man reportedly disappeared under water.
While NSRI Mossel Bay responded to the scene it was confirmed that the man had been missing under water for some time and a Police Dive Unit had taken over the search and recovery operation for a 30 year old man, from Great Brak River, missing in the river and presumed to have drowned and NSRI were released and returned to base.
Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said:
At 15h53, Sunday, 11th December, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew were activated following reports of a man unresponsive on the beach near to Monwabisi who had reportedly been rescued from the surf by bystanders along Baden Powell Drive, near to Monwabisi.
NSRI Strandfontein medics, WC Government Health EMS, Law Enforcement and the SA Police Services responded to the scene.
On arrival on the scene EMS paramedics declared a 30 year old man from New Crossroads, believed to have suffered a fatal drowning accident, deceased and the body of the man has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said:
At 19h50, Sunday, 11th December, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a man injured at The Gap Beach, Robberg Nature Reserve.
WC Government Health EMS and EMS Rescue, Medlife ambulance services and a sea rescue team responded to the Robberg car park and hiked to the scene.
On arrival on the scene 16 year old Arnold Nel, in the company of family and friends, was treated for a head injury and bruising to the arms and hands and secured into a Stokes basket stretcher with cervical spinal immobilisation as a precaution and rescuers hiked to the car park carrying the patient in the stretcher and he was transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.
He and friends had been stand-up sand boarding down sand dunes at The Gap when he fell bumping his head and losing consciousness.
The patient was treated in hospital for concussion and released following treatment and he will go for follow up doctor consultations for ongoing treatment for concussion injuries.