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KOMMETJIE:Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:At 08h08, Saturday, 17th February, NSRI Kommetjie medical crew responded to Klein Slangkop where a family (a man, his wife and daughter), from Bellville, were at a security guard hut seeking assistance after being robbed of their possessions and the wife stabbed while walking on Noordhoek Beach.NSRI medics treated the mother for a head laceration believed to have been sustained by a knife stabbing and CMR (Cape Medical Response), the SA Police Services, TMNP (Table Mountain National Park) rangers, Kommetjie Neighbourhood Watch and Fidelity Guards were activated.The patient was taken into the care of CMR paramedics and transported to hospital by a CMR ambulance in a stable condition and the dad and his daughter were not injured.They had been taking a walk on the beach when they were assaulted by a man who robbed them of personal belongings.Police have opened an investigation.Then at 19h00, NSRI medics responded to Kommetjie Boulevard following reports of a motor vehicle collision involving 2 vehicles.Police and CMR were also activated and NSRI medics and CMR paramedics treated one man for a laceration to his forehead and he has been transported to hospital by CMR ambulance in a stable condition.Police took over on the scene and one man was arrested by Police on suspicion of driving under the influence and an investigation has been opened by Police.FISHERHAVEN:Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:At 18h53, Saturday, 17th February, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following reports of red distress flares sighted on the Bot River Lagoon, Fisherhaven.The sea rescue craft Jaytee III was towed to the lagoon and launched and following a brief search a 6 meter ski-boat, with a couple onboard, aged in their 50's, from Somerset West, were found safe and we found that their boat had sustained battery failure and they had used red distress flares to raise the alarm.A towline was rigged and we towed them to the Fisherhaven slip-way without incident and they recovered their boat and no further assistance was required.
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