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BAKOVEN:Craig McIver, NSRI Bakoven duty coxswain, said:At 10h58, Monday, 01 June, NSRI Bakoven duty crew were activated following eye witness reports to NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) of an object floating in the ocean off-shore between Oudekraal and Bakoven.An NSRI Bakoven shore team responded to investigate and an orange object was spotted floating off-shore of Bakoven and drifting in a direction towards Camps Bay.An NSRI crew members private 2 man sea-kayak was launched at Bakoven beach carrying 2 NSRI rescue swimmers and additional NSRI crew were activated to be on alert to prepare to launch a sea rescue craft if required.The 2 man sea-kayak reached what was found to be a life-jacket floating in the surf and the life jacket was recovered and brought to shore.A registration number printed on the life jacket was investigated by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) and appears to be registered to a Western Cape fishing boat and although investigations are continuing to try to reach the owner no persons are suspected to be missing or overdue at sea related to this incident.KOMMETJIE:Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:At 18h00, Monday, 01 June, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated to assist at Kommetjie Beach where a SA National Parks, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), ranger suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his right leg reportedly sustained during the pursuit of a suspect and he was reportedly lying on the rocks on the shoreline.Our sea rescue vehicle with NSRI medics, CMR (Cape Medical Response), TMNP rangers responded and the SA Police Services were activated.On arrival on the scene the patient was treated by paramedics and loaded and secured into a Stokes basket stretcher and he was extricated from the rocks to a nearby CMR ambulance.The patient has been transported to hospital, by CMR ambulance in the care of CMR paramedics in a serious but stable condition.The patient is recovering in hospital and he is expected to make a full recovery. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity that saves lives on South African waters. Our goal is to prevent drowning through rescue operations, education and prevention initiatives.Operating from base stations along the SA coastline, and on inland dams, our rescue volunteers are on call, at all hours, every day of the year. Our rescue crew receive no payment and neither do we charge the people we rescue. We visit schools around the country teaching children about water safety. Drowning prevention measures include our online training academy, with free courses for crew and the public, emergency signage, Pink Rescue Buoys for emergency flotation, rescue swimmers, lifeguards and active patrols during peak seasons.Our organisation is totally reliant on donations and sponsorships. This enables us to do the work of saving lives, changing lives and creating futures.SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY: 112 or 087 094 9774
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