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HERMANUS:Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:At 11h08, Saturday, 25th November, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Kleinmond Lagoon.While preparing to send sea rescue craft and crew it was confirmed by Police that an 8 year old girl, reportedly at the lagoon with a church group was out of the water and ERM ambulance services paramedics had exhausted all CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts and the child was declared deceased.The body of the child was taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.Condolences are conveyed to family and friends.MOSSEL BAY:Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said:At 16h17, Sunday, 26th November, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a suspected boat capsizing at The Point, Mossel Bay.We dispatched our sea rescue vehicle and NSRI rescue swimmers to the scene and the sea rescue craft Blaze Rescuer was launched and ER24 ambulance services responded.While responding to the scene it was confirmed to be a man overboard a rubber-duck.The rubber-duck skipper, 50 year old Chad Henning, from Wilderness, had fallen overboard while the boat was under power, and his spear fisherman who was free diving from the boat, 48 year old Andy Foot, was reportedly still in the water diving.Chad was run over by the boat and he has suffered a laceration to his left thigh caused by a rotating motor propellor and he was able to swim to the rocks where a member of the public raised the alarm.Member of the public, Ruaan Jacobs, who raised the alarm was already on the scene providing first aid to Chad.The spear fisherman Andy Foot also swam ashore and was not injured and the casualty boat (the rubber-duck) ran onto rocks.NSRI initially attempted to recover the casualty boat from the sea side but when we spotted a shark in the water we chose instead to carry the casualty boat over the rocks to the land side where it was taken away by the owner.ER24 ambulance services transported Chad to hospital in a stable condition.HOUT BAY:Geoff Stephens, NSRI Hout Bay deputy station commander, said:At 12h00, Sunday, 26th November, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew, while on a routine training exercise, overheard the International yacht Alma, from Switzerland, on a solo world voyage, and having sailed around South Africa visiting the Ports of Richards Bay and Port Elizabeth, arriving in Hout Bay and calling Hout Bay harbour on a Marine VHF radio asking for permission to come into the harbour.Our NSRI duty crew, knowing that arriving yachts would normally make prior arrangements with the Hout Bay Yacht Club before arriving, we intervened and offered assistance.Our sea rescue craft Albie Matthews and Tintswalo Phoenix rendezvoused with the yacht Alma off-shore of Hout Bay harbour and we guided the Swiss solo-sailor on his yacht to a safe berth at the Hout Bay Yacht Marina and new friends have been made. NSRI Hout Bay Albie MatthewsTO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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