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03 January:HERMANUS:At 13h55, NSRI Hermanus duty crew responded to Kwaaiwater where a husband and wife were swept across rocks by waves and they sustained injuries during the incident where waves engulfed rocks they were standing on and swept both across the rocks. WC Government Health EMS also responded.A 25 year old woman was treated for a fractured ankle and transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition and her 25 year old husband was treated for cuts and bruises. They are both South Africans who now live in the United Kingdom and they are on holiday in Hermanus with family from Rustenberg.You can read their story here : Smiles of relief after the ordeal Dramatic photo opportunity turns dangerous SHELLY BEACH:At 09h38, the sea rescue craft Spirit of Shelly was launched to assist the local charter boat Rip Tide with gearbox failure with 11 crew onboard at the backline.In 3 relays NSRI Shelly Beach transferred 2 crew, then another 2 crew and then 1 crew to the beach and the charter boat Must Bite took 2 crew ashore.The skipper and a crewman aboard Rip Tide then brought her in and beached without incident.AGULHAS:At 08h10, NSRI Agulhas responded aboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Agulhas to assist the 5.5 meter ski-craft Happy Days with motor mechanical failure following suspected fuel contamination 3 nautical miles South of Agulhas.The craft and the 3 men onboard were towed to Struisbaai without incident.At 10h25, NSRI Agulhas responded aboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Agulhas to assist a 21 year old man on a sea-kayak 1 nautical mile off-shore of Struisbaai main beach.The young man, celebrating his birthday, was found exhausted and hypothermic and brought to our sea rescue base where he was treated for mild hypothermia and for exhaustion and no further assistance was required.TABLE VIEW and BLOUBERGSTRAND:At 13h52, NSRI Melkbosstrand responded to Table View Beach to join the SA Police Services on the scene of a reported drowning in progress.Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, Community Medics, ER24 ambulance services and Blouberg Surf Lifesaving lifeguards responded.An adult man was transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition by ER24 ambulance.At 18h57, NSRI Melkbosstrand were activated following reports from WC Government Health EMS of a 2 year old child drowning in a swimming pool at a residence in Table View.Prior to arriving on the scene it was confirmed that Community Medics had already attended to that incident and we believe that the childs grandmother had rushed the child to a nearby hospital.At 19h15, NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew launched sea rescue craft and dispatched a crew and Blouberg Surf Lifesaving lifeguards to search for a kite-boarder in difficulty off-shore of Big Bay, Bloubergstrand.During a search the kite-boarder was found safe ashore.At the same time NSRI Table Bay had launched sea rescue craft to respond to Dolphin Beach, Table View, where a kite-boarder was reportedly in difficulty and that kite-boarder was also found safe ashore.SIMON'S TOWN:At 18h52, NSRI Simon's Town duty crew dispatched rescue crew to investigate reports of 2 persons on sea-kayaks suspected to be in difficulty off-shore of Simon's Town.Both paddlers were found safe at Fish Hoek later.STRAND:NSRI Gordon's Bay searched along the Strand Beachfront after being alerted at 15h54 to a 52 year old man suspected to be missing in the surf in the vicinity of Strand Pavilion.The Law Enforcement Marine Unit joined in the search.During a search the man was found walking along the beach front and no further assistance was required.BAKOVEN:At 19h01, NSRI Bakoven investigated reports of a swimmer suspected to be in difficulty off-shore of the Camps Bay tidal pool.The swimmer came ashore and it was discovered that he was only testing a new underwater camera and no assistance was required.PORT EDWARD:At 12h38, NSRI Port Edward launched sea rescue craft and investigated reports of a jet-ski in trouble.During a search lifeguards confirmed that a jet-ski appearing to be in difficulty had got underway and moved off under power and no further assistance was required.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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