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Travis Clack, NSRI Witbank station commander, said:At 16h10, Saturday, 12 September, NSRI Witbank duty crew towed the NSRI rescue craft FNB Wavescapes, to Rondebosch Dam, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, to assist Police and emergency services who were searching for a missing man who is believed to be missing under water.SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue, Police divers, ER24 ambulance services, Igagu EMS and Delta 1 Search and Rescue had initiated a search for a male, believed to be aged 30, and believed to be from Malawi, who is reportedly missing in the dam.It appears that some friends were on the dam on a boat when the man had entered the water and he appeared to get into difficulty before disappearing under water.Friends had tried to assist the man before he disappeared under water.NSRI Witbank launched the rescue craft FNB Wavescapes onto the dam to assist in the search.Despite an extensive search no sign of the missing man has been found and NSRI Witbank are returning to the scene on Sunday to assist Police in their ongoing search operation.While returning to Witbank later on Saturday evening our NSRI medics assisted Police and Traffic Services at a motor vehicle accident.A 40 year old female was treated for injuries.The lady was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.Earlier in the day NSRI Witbank duty crew, while conducting routine training at Witbank Dam, at 12h30, assisted a 50 year old local man who was injured at Witbank Yacht and Aquatic Club .The man had reportedly fallen into the water while attending to his yacht at the jetty and he was recovered from the water by fellow club members.NSRI medics treated the man for injuries and Legacy ambulance services arrived on the scene and the man was transported to hospital by Legacy ambulance in a stable condition and he is expected to fully recover.
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