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WILDERNESS:Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said:At 11h04, Wednesday, 23 September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew and WC Government Health EMS were activated following reports received by NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) of a local 61 year old male injured following a fall on rocks on the shoreline at Wilderness Beach.Our NSRI sea rescue vehicle, our NSRI ATV (All Terrain Vehicle), and an EMS rescue squad and an EMS ambulance responded.While responding to the scene additional emergency calls were received.On arrival on the scene a man was medically treated for serious injuries sustained after he fell on slippery rocks on the shoreline.The man was secured into a Stokes basket stretcher and he was transported off the beach in our sea rescue vehicle and he has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a serious but stable condition.VICTORIA BAY:Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said:At 16h00, Wednesday, 23 September, 2 NSRI trainee crew who are also local lifeguards, while off-duty and on the beach after body boarding at Victoria Bay, they noticed an adult man caught in rip currents and being pulled out to sea while swimming.The 2 trainees grabbed the NSRI pink rescue buoy off the NSRI pink rescue buoy pole positioned on the beach at Victoria Bay and one of the trainees scaled over rocks before launching into the surf armed with the NSRI pink rescue buoy and he swam towards the casualty who was caught in a rip current.On reaching the man in the surfline and using the pink rescue buoy to assist the man to float the trainee guided the man to shore safely without incident and the man was not injured.The 2 trainees showed the man the location of the rip currents and the safe swimming area at Victoria Bay beach and no further assistance was required.
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