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DURBAN:Andre Fletcher, NSRI Durban station commander, said:At 11h25, Sunday, 10th February, NSRI Station 5 Durban duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a ski-boat capsized 1 nautical mile off-shore of the Durban Port entrance and reportedly the 6 crew were in the water.The sea rescue craft Megan II was launched and our NSRI rescue vehicle responded to Vetchies Beach.On arrival on the scene we found that 3 passing private boats had stopped to assist and all 6 casualty crew had been rescued onto 2 of the private boats and they were not injured despite some minor cuts and bruises.The 6 casualty crew were taken ashore on the 2 private boats and NSRI medics assessed their injuries and treatment was administered to minor injuries and the NSRI righted the capsized boat and towed the casualty boat to Neptunes Launch site where it was recovered and no further assistance was required.It appears they were on a day fishing when their boat capsized.The 3 private boats that assisted were commended for their help that they rendered on the scene.KLEINMOND:Tania Meiring, NSRI Kleinmond deputy station commander, said:On Saturday, 09th February, at 12h30, NSRI Station 42 Kleinmond, during a routine training exercise in Kleinmond with NSRI Station 17 Hermanus, a body boarder got caught in a rip current at Kleinmond Main Beach near to where we were training.A man on a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) went to the assistance of the adult male, using his SUP to assist the man with floatation, and then seeing NSRI on the water he signalled to NSRI for assistance.The 2 sea rescue craft, Jaytee III and Maritimus, diverted to the incident, 300 meters off-shore of the beach, and assisted the body boarder and he was taken ashore safely and he was not injured.The man on the SUP who assisted was commended for his help that he rendered on the scene.
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