Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said:
At 10h20 on Monday the 9th of October, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a horse accident on the beach between Kabaljous and the Gamtoos River Mouth, Jeffreys Bay.
Our sea rescue vehicle responded and the Water Emergency Group was alerted.
The SA Police Services and Private Care ambulance services also responded.
The report of a woman fallen from a horse during an outride on the beach, the call made by a local riding school, had been received by an NSRI crew member who knows the local riding school well. They called him to confirm that the woman was injured and to raise the alarm.
On arrival on the scene the lady, age 57, from Australia, and on holiday in Jeffreys Bay was found to be suffering suspected concussion and nose fracture.
Our NSRI medics stabilised her on the beach and she was secured to a stretcher with spinal immobilisation as a precautionary measure.
We transported her off the beach on our sea rescue 4×4 vehicle to the car park where paramedics took over her care. She has been transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition by Private Care ambulance.
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