Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
A man is recovering in hospital after sustaining injuries while surfing at Long Beach, Kommetjie.
NSRI Kommetjie duty crew responded to Long Beach on Sunday, 08 March, at 16h51. Arriving on scene, a man was already on the beach and being assisted by fellow surfers.
He was medically treated by NSRI medics on the scene. CMR (Cape Medical Response) arrived and their paramedics continued with medical treatment and he was transported to hospital in a stable condition by CMR ambulance.
It appears the local man suffered injuries sustained by a wave that washed over him while surfing on a body board, during which, he had hit his head on the sea floor.
On Tuesday, 10 March, at 15h30, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated to reports of a kite-surfer in difficulty off Kommetjie.
While preparing to launch sea rescue craft NSRI Kommetjie coastwatchers confirmed that the kite-surfer made it safely to shore and required no further assistance. Rescue resources stood down.
Charl Koen, NSRI St Lucia duty coxswain, said:
On Saturday, 07 March, at 07h03 NSRI St Lucia duty crew were conducting routine training at Cape Vidal when they were alerted to a capsized fishing boat at the back line in heavy surf. The fishing vessel had been participating in a nearby ski boat fishing tournament.
Our NSRI waverunner rescue craft diverted and attended to the 2 adult male crew members who were taken back to the beach safely without incident.
The casualty boat was towed to Cape Vidal Bay by NSRI and righted in calmer water.
One of the crew from the capsized vessel sustained superficial injuries only.
Damage to the vessel was limited to the tee top and centre console.
Once the boat was loaded onto their trailer no further assistance was needed.
At 08h00, Tuesday, 10th March, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following reports of a local man on a sea-kayak overdue during a paddle between Millers Point and Fish Hoek.
A search commenced and NSRI Simon’s Town coastwatchers were activated to scan the area while sea rescue craft prepared to launched and NSRI shore crew searched along the shoreline.
200m Off Glencairn, the missing man was located drifting towards the shore holding onto his sea-kayak.
Rescue swimmer Darren Zimmerman entered the surf from rocks along the shoreline to assist the kayaker who by now had washed onto the rocks along with his kayak. He was assisted ashore.
CMR (Cape Medical Response) paramedics treated him for hypothermia and he was transported to hospital by CMR ambulance in a stable condition.
At 16h54, Tuesday, 10th March, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) received an NSRI RSA SafeTrx emergency notification of a surfskier in difficulty off Murdock Valley, Simon’s Town.
A fellow surfskier Rob Mousely was assisting the casualty but the going was slow due to a broken paddle.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Safmarine III was launched and on arrival on the scene, the paddler was rescued onto the sea rescue craft and his surski was recovered.
He was brought to the NSRI rescue base and required no further assistance.
Rob continued on his surfski to paddle without incident and we commend Rob for his efforts.
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