On Monday, 20 November, at 06h00, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort duty crew were activated following reports from a local resident of a cyclist in an accident on a mountain bike in Baracouta Street, Witsand.
An NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort medic was sent to the scene where he medically assessed a man found to be in a stable and satisfactory condition and the man was taken to a doctor in Heidelberg by his wife for further medical care.
Then at 11h35 NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort were informed about a person that was reportedly seriously injured and bleeding profusely from a head injury after falling about 2,5 meters from a step ladder whilst working at a lodge in Witsand Port Beaufort.
NSRI medics responded and stabilised the patient, an adult male, on the scene whilst WC Government Health EMS were activated.
On the arrival of EMS the patient was handed into their care and he was transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition by EMS ambulance.
At 12h15, Monday, 20th November, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a suspected body seen floating in the Kaaimans river and drifting towards the mouth of the Kaaimans River.
An NSRI Wilderness rescue swimmer responded to the scene and confirmed that a body was floating in the river mouth.
Additional NSRI Wilderness rescue swimmers responded and the SA Police Services, EDM (Eden District Municipality) Fire and Rescue Services and Forensic Pathology Services responded.
4 NSRI Wilderness rescue swimmers entered the water where they recovered the body of an unidentified adult male from the surf in the river mouth and the body was taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.
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