THREE ANCHOR BAY:
Paula Leech, NSRI Table Bay duty controller, said:
At 09h31, Tuesday, 24th July, NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay duty crews were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a boat washing ashore onto rocks at Three Anchor Bay and eye-witness reports of people on the casualty boat.
NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay rescue crew responded to their bases at Bakoven and at the V&A Waterfront to prepare to launch sea rescue craft. NSRI duty controllers and NSRI rescue swimmers from the NSRI Headquarters in Three Anchor Bay responded directly to the scene.
WC Government Health EMS and ER24 ambulance services were placed on alert.
On arrival on the scene the casualty boat, a Rigid Inflatable Boat, with 4 crew onboard, was found to have beached safely at the Three Anchor Bay slipway and no one was injured.
It appears that the boat may have suffered motor mechanical failure.
NSRI assisted to recover their boat and all responding resources stood down.
OYSTER BAY and CAPE ST FRANCIS:
Sarah Jane Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:
At 08h46, Tuesday, 24th July, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat Donna Marie reporting a 66 year old crewman on board suffering a suspected Stroke (CVA – Cerebro Vascular Accident).
They were heading towards the Port of St Francis and we launched our sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II and rendezvoused with them off-shore of Thyspunt, Oyster Bay.
The casualty crewman was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought to the Port of St Francis in the care of our NSRI medics.
Private Care ambulance services paramedics took over treatment of the patient and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition by ambulance.
The rescue operation was completed at 10h15.
Then at 11h40, Tuesday, 24th July, our NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a 6 meter boat taking water off-shore of the Lighthouse in Cape St Francis.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II and Rescue 21 Alpha were launched and NSRI crew responded to the land side and EC Government Health EMS responded.
On arrival on the scene we found a local boat taking water with 4 crew onboard and all 4 crew were rescued onto our sea rescue craft.
It appeared that the anchor line had fouled the casualty boat motor and with the anchor line anchored to the sea bed the line appeared to have caused the casualty boat to list to one side taking on water.
The anchor line was cut and NSRI took the casualty boat under tow.
With all 4 casualty crew safe onboard the sea rescue craft we towed their boat to the Port of St Francis without incident and their boat was safely recovered.
No one was injured.
Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said:
At 13h13, Tuesday, 24th July, NSRI Kleinmond and NSRI Hermanus duty crews were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Kleinmond Main Beach.
NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene and NSRI Hermanus prepared to trail a sea rescue craft to the scene.
WC Government Health EMS, EMR ambulance services and Overberg Fire and Rescue Services were activated.
On arrival on the scene a male teenager, believed to be aged 16, was found safely out of the water and not injured he required no further assistance.
It appears that 4 teenagers on body boards had been in a rip current. 3 of the teenagers were safe but the one teenager was swept out to sea.
According to reports a bystander, Ruan de Bruin, of Table View, had witnessed the youngster being swept out to sea and using one of the 3 teenagers body boards he went to the assistance of the casualty teenager and he reached the youngster in the surfline and managed to assist him safely back to shore.
The casualty teenager was medically checked by EMS paramedics and he required no further assistance.
Ruan de Bruin is commended for rescuing the teenager.
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