CAPE ST FRANCIS:
Sara Jane Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:
At 13h18, Friday, 03rd January, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew became aware of a jet-ski collision reportedly at the Canal Mouth.
Private Care ambulance services requested NSRI St Francis Bay support after they were also made aware of the incident and they had dispatched an ambulance and a Canal Patrol Boat had also been summoned.
Medicare ambulance services were on the scene and it was confirmed that a jet-ski collision, believed to have taken place between 2 jet-ski’s, had occurred an hour earlier approximately 500 meters off-shore of the Canal Mouth, and an adult male was injured and he was in the care of paramedics.
NSRI stood down after no further assistance was required and the patient, reportedly in a serious condition, was transported to hospital by ambulance.
Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said:
At 18h35, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated to assist a ski-boat suffering motor mechanical failure off Umhlanga.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski 6 was launched and on arrival on the scene we found the casualty boat at anchor off-shore of Umhlanga and a towline was rigged.
We towed them to Neptune Ski-boat club without incident and once safely recovered no further assistance was required.
The operation was completed at 22h13.
Martin Fourie, NSRI Witsand station commander, said:
At 11h00, Saturday, 04th January, NSRI Witsand duty crew, on duty at the Sea Rescue station, were alerted by crew of a boat arriving at our NSRI slipway, of CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts being conducted onboard on a 51-year-old man, from Brackenfell, who appeared to have suffered a Heart Attack on the boat while they were fishing up-river.
Our NSRI medics took over CPR efforts and WC Government Health EMS were summoned.
EMS arrived and paramedics assisted in the CPR efforts.
Sadly despite the extensive CPR efforts, after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted, he was declared deceased.
Condolences are conveyed to family and friends of the deceased man.
Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said:
At 11h36, Saturday, 04th January, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated to assist a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) with a family of 5 onboard, off-shore of the Kleinmond Harbour.
Our sea rescue craft Jaytee 3 was launched and reached them off-shore and the mom and their 3 children were taken on board our sea rescue craft, NSRI crew were transferred onto the casualty craft, the dad also remained on board, and we brought the mom and 3 children to shore.
We returned to the casualty craft and towed the casualty craft into Kleinmond Harbour without incident and no further assistance was required.
Jerome Simonis, NSRI Knysna station commander, said:
At 18h18, Saturday, 04 January, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Brenton-On-Sea.
We were preparing to launched sea rescue craft and WC Government Health EMS and Knysna Fire and Rescue Services responded.
Prior to our sea rescue craft launching, we were notified that an unidentified Good Samaritan man had launched into the surf to assist a father and his son who were reportedly caught in rip currents and swept to beyond the backline.
The Good Samaritan reportedly reached them and assisted and guided them back towards the beach where Samantha Muller, a Cape Town off-duty Big Bay Lifesaving lifeguard, on holiday at Brenton-On-Sea, waded into the surf with an NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy to help them onto the beach.
The American father and son were medically checked by paramedics on the scene and they were not injured and they required no further assistance.
NSRI commend those who went to their aid.
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