ST FRANCIS BAY:
Sarah Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:
At 22h12, Friday, 06th October, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II and rendezvoused with the Chokka fishing boat Dheneb to patient evacuate an adult male fisherman suffering dehydration 1 nautical mile off-shore of St Francis Bay.
The patient was transferred onto the sea rescue craft and brought to shore and taken inrto the care of Private Care ambulance services and transported to hospital in a stable condition.
Casper Frylinck, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said:
The Municipal Cleansing Department will make arrangements to remove the carcass of a Humpback whale found beached at Britannia Bay.
NSRI Mykonos, SA Police Services, Fire and Rescue Services and the Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts, responded following eye-witness reports of a whale beached on Sunday morning, 08 October.
On arrival on the scene NSRI crew, assisted by members of the public, began efforts to assist the whale that was hard aground, in an outgoing tide.
It was also investigated to get a front load grader to attempt to dig a trench to begin efforts in the Spring low tide to start a recovery while a water chain system was set up with buckets and wet towels to keep the whale hydrated, but sadly the whale was found, according to the Department of Environmental Affairs Marine Authorities, to be in an advanced unhealthy state and the whale died shortly after sea rescue, emergency services, and the environmental authorities resources arrived on the scene.
Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 15h30, Sunday, 08th October, NSRI Kommetjie paramedics responded to Kommetjie Long Beach where a 40 year old local male surfer suffered a laceration to his right foot in a surfing accident.
He was treated on the scene by NSRI paramedics and in a stable condition he was transported to hospital by Kommetjie Community Watch accompanied by his wife and he is expected to need sutures and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Rhine Barnes, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 16h50, Sunday, 08th October, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew activated following multiple eye-witness reports of a kite boarder appearing to be in difficulty about 300 meters off-shore of Table View Beach.
On the sea rescue vehicle arriving on the scene the 36 year old kite-boarder, believed to be a foreigner staying in Bloubergstrand, was already being assisted by a fellow kite-boarder and they made it safely to the beach where they required no further assistance.
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