Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said:
At 14h00 on Sunday the 5th of November, NSRI Agulhas duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the chucci fishing vessel Marco reporting motor mechanical failure 3 nautical miles from Struisbaai.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Agulhas was launched and on arrival on the scene we were able to assist to get the motor fixed and we escorted the fishing boat, under her own power, back to Struisbaai harbour without incident and once safely at the harbour no further assistance was required.
Then at 17h00 our NSRI medics responded to an address in Struisbaai where a doctor had requested assistance with an ill patient.
Our NSRI medics assisted to stabilise the patient and the patient has been transported to hospital.
Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:
At 18h00 on Sunday the 5th of November, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following reports of a windsurfer suspected to be in difficulty off the old harbour, Hermanus.
Our sea rescue craft South Star and Jaytee III responded and NSRI crew responded in our NSRI rescue vehicle.
Despite an extensive search only a whale was found in the vicinity and the eye-witness agreed, after closer inspection, that it was actually that whale that he saw but in fading light it had appeared to be a windsurfer.
A false alarm with good intentions and our crew returned to base.
Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said:
At 07h46 on Monday the 6th of November, NSRI Plettenberg Bay medics responded to the N2 near the Engen Garage where a motor vehicle accident occurred with reported multiple casualties.
Our NSRI medics assisted patients on the scene and the SA Police Services, Traffic Services, Med-Life ambulance services, WC Government Health EMS and Bitou Fire and Rescue Services attended.
At least 14 patients were treated for injuries ranging in severity and all patients, in stable conditions, have been transported to hospitals by ambulances.
Police and Traffic Services are investigating the accident.
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