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RICHARDS BAY:Manie Le Roux, NSRI Richards Bay deputy station commander, said:At 15h32, Saturday, 01 December, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at the commercial jetty at Naval Island, Richards Bay.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers and Police Search and Rescue responded.On arrival on the scene a search commenced for an 18 year old local male missing in the water.The teenager had gone missing in the water while swimming.Police divers and NSRI rescue swimmers formed a free dive sweeping line search in the water searching accompanied by the sea rescue craft.During a search the body of the teenager was located and recovered by Police divers and brought to shore and sadly the teenager has been declared deceased on the scene.The body of the teenager has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.Condolences are conveyed to family and friends of the deceased teenager.KLEINMOND:Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:At 23h44, Thursday, 29th November, NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from 4 men on a rubber-duck adrift with motor mechanical failure off-shore of Betty's Bay and drifting towards Kleinmond..The sea rescue craft South Star was launched and on arrival on the scene a towline was rigged and they were towed safely to Hermanus harbour without incident.SOETWATER:Sven Gussenhoven, NSRI Hout Bay duty coxswain, said:At 21h43, Friday, 30th November, NSRI Kommetjie and NSRI Hout Bay duty crews were activated following reports of a rigid inflatable boat with 3 crew onboard adrift off-shore of the Crayfish Factory suffering motor mechanical failure.NSRI Kommetjie launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines and NSRI Hout Bay launched the sea rescue craft Nadine Gordimer.On arrival on the scene in 15 knot winds and intermittent fog patches a towline was rigged and they were towed to Hout Bay harbour safely without incident.The operation was completed at 02h00.CAPE POINT:Sven Gussenhoven, NSRI Hout Bay duty coxswain, said:At 11h18, Sunday, 02 December, NSRI Kommetjie and NSRI Hout Bay were activated to reports of a fisherman suffering chest pains aboard a fishing trawler 8 nautical miles South West of Cape Point.NSRI Kommetjie dispatched the sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines accompanied by an NSRI paramedic and NSRI Hout Bay dispatched the sea rescue craft Nadine Gordimer accompanied by 2 ER24 paramedics.WC Government Health EMS were alerted.Telkom Maritime Radio Services assisted with Marine VHF communications.On arrival on the scene NSRI Kommetjie transferred the 47 year old local male fisherman, suffering chest pains from a suspected heart attack, onto the sea rescue craft Spirit of the Vines and medical treatment was initiated and NSRI Kommetjie rendezvoused with the approaching NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue craft Nadine Gordimer and the patient was transferred onto Nadine Gordimer.In the care of the ER24 paramedics the patient, in a stable condition, was transported to the NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue base and the patient has been transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance in a stable condition for further medical care.AGULHAS:Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said:At 14h00, Saturday, 01st December, NSRI Agulhas duty crew were activate to assist WC Government Health EMS with an angler suffering a back injury on the shore on the coastline near Brandfontein, West of Struisbaai.An NSRI rescue vehicle, a SA National Parks vehicle and an Overberg Fire and Rescue Services rescue vehicle, accompanied by EMS paramedics, reached the barely accessible area and the 49 year old Paarl fisherman was treated by paramedics and secured into a Stokes basket stretcher and transported in the back of the NSRI rescue vehicle to an ambulance waiting at the nearest accessible area and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition.SCOTTBURGH:Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said:At 06h00, Sunday, 02 December, NSRI Rocky Bay continued a search, assisting Police Search and Rescue, for a teenager missing in the surf at Scottburgh Beach.We launched the sea rescue craft Freemasons Way and NSRI crew conducted a shoreline search assisting Police Search and Rescue in an ongoing search operation for a missing Johannesburg teenager who went missing in the surf while swimming with his parents on Thursday, 29th November.Our sea rescue craft searched at sea between Green Point and Rocky Bay and NSRI crew conducted an 8 kilometre shore patrol.No sign of the teenager has been found and Police Search and Rescue are continuing in an ongoing search operation.Lifeguards are keeping a vigil at Scottburgh Beach.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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