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HERMANUS:Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:At 21h50, Wednesday, 11th January, NSRI Hermanus duty crew launched the Sea Rescue craft JayTee III and South Star following reports of a small boat with 2 men oboard in difficulty with motor mechanical failure off-shore of Fransekraal, Kleinbaai.On our arrival on the scene a local crew on a rubber-duck had taken the small boat under tow and they were towed to Kleinbaai harbour without incident.NSRI stood by until they were safely ashore and no further assistance was required.PORT EDWARD:Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said:at 16h38, Friday, 13th January, NSRI Port Edward duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Discovery Rescue Runner to respond to Palm Beach and our NSRI rescue vehicle was dispatched following reports of a paddle-skier appearing to be in difficulty.On arrival on the scene the paddle-skier, surprised that NSRI had been called for him, confirmed that he was on a normal regular paddle and he required no assistance.We confirmed this to be a false alarm with good intentions and the caller was commended for alerting NSRI after being certain that he thought that the paddler was in difficulty.JEFFREYS BAY:Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said:At 11h10, Saturday, 14th January, our NSRI coxswain, Shaun Kotze, who carries a full medical kit with him, while driving on the Kabaljous Road, happened upon a man in the road who had been stabbed with a knife in the chest by another man in an apparent altercation.Shaun rendered medical assistance to the man while raising the alarm and NSRI medics, EC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services were activated.The man, in a serious but stable condition, has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance and Police are investigating the incident.THREE ANCHOR BAY:Paula Leech, NSRI Table Bay duty controller, said:At 05h46, NSRI Table Bay duty crew dispatched sea rescue duty crew rescue swimmers and medics to the Three Anchor Bay promenade following reports of a man on the rocks in the water below the Three Anchor Bay promenade wall.The SA Police Services, Community medics and WC Government Health EMS were activated.On our arrival on the scene we found a bystander Peter Ascham at a harness that was tied to the promenade railings and attached to a bystander Ali Gaffoor. Ali was in the water below the promenade wall after trying to rescue an unidentified man who had been swept off the rocks.It appears that Peter, who was walking his dog on the promenade, had noticed the unidentified man in the water on rocks below the promenade wall shouting for help. It is not known how or why the man shouting for help was where he was. Peter, not having a cellphone with him, summoned the assistance of a passing cyclist, Ali, and they raised the alarm while they tethered a harness together and Ali went over the wall to try to assist the unidentified man but the unidentified man had then been swept off the rocks and was being swept out to sea and out of reach of Ali.NSRI rescue swimmer Graeme Watson swam out to the unidentified man who had been swept approximately 100 meters out to sea and rescued the man bringing him to the promenade wall where NSRI rescue swimmer Marc de Vos, assisted by Ali, who had remained below the wall, and using a harness the unidentified man was lifted up to the promenade where NSRI medics initiated CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). They were joined by EMS paramedics but after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted he was declared deceased.The body of the man was taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.Peter and Ali are commended for their efforts in trying to rescue the unidentified man.Picture attached: By NSRI Table Bay. Shows cyclist Ali Gaffoor in the water tied to a make-shift harness that he and bystander Peter Ascham had used to try to rescue an unidentified man in the water at the Three Anchor Bay promenade this morning.IMG_20170115_055649TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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