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SHELLY BEACH:Jeremiah Jackson, NSRI Shelly Beach station commander, said:At 09h35, Saturday, 15 August, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local lady on a boat heading towards Shelly Beach from fishing at Protea Banks reporting her and her brother to be onboard the boat and her brother appearing to have suffered a medical complaint and she was steering the boat towards Shelly Beach herself and requesting medical assistance and help to get the boat to shore.Our duty crew responded to our sea rescue base and the sea rescue craft Shelly Spirit was launched and Medi-Vac ambulance services were activated.We rendezvoused with the boat at the backline and found her brother to be in a stable condition.NSRI crew were transferred onto their boat and the casualty boat was brought to shore through the surfline without incident.The patient was taken into the care of Medi-Vac paramedics and he was transported to hospital in a stable condition by ambulance.HOUT BAY:Bruce Bodmer, NSRI Hout Bay duty coxswain, said:At 13h22, Saturday, 14 August, NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated following a report from the Hout Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) marina manager of a sailing Dinghy overdue and possibly missing with 1 local man onboard in the Bay.The sailing dinghy had been witnessed capsizing in the Bay earlier by the HBYC marina manager and while the solo sailor had managed to right the sailing dinghy and continue sailing, sight of the dinghy had been lost and the alarm was raised as a precaution.The sea rescue craft Albie Matthews Tintswalo and Nadine Gordimer were launched and our NSRI rescue vehicle was dispatched to search along the shoreline.Sea conditions were 6 meter North Westerly swells and a light wind.A search commenced in the Bay and along the shoreline.NSRI Kommetjie were placed on alert.We found the sailing dinghy with the man onboard safe, at Hout Bay beach near to rocks, and he was assisted by our NSRI crew in our sea rescue vehicle to recover the sailing dinghy at the beach and no further assistance was required.
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