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Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said:At 17h10, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew were activated following reports of a kite-surfer appearing to be in difficulty on Zandvlei near to Marina Da Gama.Members at the Zandvlei Imperial Yacht club raised the alarm after seeing the kite-surfer being swept across the vlei in strong winds and appearing to be unable to get his kite airborne.NSRI Strandfontein dispatched our sea rescue vehicle towing our sea rescue craft to the scene and NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene.WC Government Health EMS rescue squad and an EMS ambulance, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and Law Enforcement responded.On arrival on the scene, following a brief search, the kite surfer was found coming ashore after his kite had malfunctioned in strong winds causing the 22 year old Newlands man to be swept across Zandvlei.NSRI assisted him to gather his equipment and it was confirmed that he was not injured and he required no further assistance.NSRI Strandfontein's Mark Benecke with David McPherson, 22, of Newlands, whose kite malfunctioned while kite-sailing on Zandvlei.
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