Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simons Town station commander, said:
At 12h13, Thursday, 27 August, NSRI crew, conducting maintenance to the new NSRI Simons Town sea rescue station, were alerted by members of False Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) to a man injured while working on a yacht that was on the hard at Simons Town harbour.
NSRI medics attended at the scene and treatment commenced for injuries the man sustained while working on a yacht.
CMR (Cape Medical Response) ambulance services were activated.
The man was treated by NSRI medics and CMR paramedics for his injuries and he was secured into a Stokes basket stretcher and with aid of NSRI medics, CMR paramedics and FBYC members the man was taken off the yacht and he was transported to hospital by CMR ambulance in a stable condition and he is recovering.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity organisation that saves lives on South African waters – both coastal and inland. 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 receives no payment and neither do we charge the people we rescue.
We visit schools around the country, teaching children about water safety. Our 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.
You can do your bit to assist. Please visit www.nsri.org.za for more information.
SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY: 112 or 087 094 9774