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In a combined rescue operation a man suffering a fractured leg at Treasure Beach on The Bluff has been transported to hospital for further medical care and he is expected to make a full recovery.Paul Bevis, NSRI Durban coxswain, said:At 14h34, Sunday, 23 August, our NSRI Durban duty controller received a call reporting a local man at Treasure Beach, on The Bluff, who was injured after being swept by a wave on rocks and falling during an incoming tide.I responded in my private vehicle and Metro Police Search and Rescue, Netcare 911 ambulance services, eThekwini lifeguards and Life Healthcare response paramedics responded.On arrival on the scene I found a man suffering a fractured leg. Access to the beach was limited in the rising tide.I was joined on the scene by Metro Search and Rescue paramedics and treatment to the man was initiated and we were joined by eThekwini lifeguards, Life Healthcare response paramedics and Netcare 911 paramedics.Our sea rescue vehicle and an eThekwini lifeguard quad bike were used to assist in the operation, due the accessibility to the patient, faced by having to carry him up 300 stairs or transport him across a lengthy stretch of beach using an all terrain vehicle to a waiting ambulance.Paramedics treated the man on the scene and he was splinted and secured into a rescue stretcher and he was loaded onto the sea rescue vehicle and transported across a lengthy stretch of beach to a Life Healthcare Response ambulance that was standing-by at the car park.The man has been transported to hospital by Life Healthcare Response ambulance in a serious but stable condition for further medical care.NSRI commend the swift response and the cooperation between all emergency services involved in this combined rescue operation.
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