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LLANDUDNO.Sven Gussenhoven, NSRI Hout Bay deputy station commander, said:At 16h04, Sunday, 17 January, NSRI Bakoven duty crew and NSRI Hout Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a female injured on rocks off-shore near to the BOS 400 wreck, Maori Bay, near to Llandudno.NSRI Bakoven launched the sea rescue craft Rotarian Schipper and NSRI Hout Bay launched the sea rescue craft Nadine Gordimer. WC Government Health EMS dispatched a rescue paramedic and an ambulance to stand-by at NSRI Hout Bay and WSAR (Wilderness Search and Rescue) were placed on alert.On arrival on the scene a female, age 32, from Austria, was found off-shore on a rock, in the company of family and friends, near to the BOS 400 wreck, and she was suffering a serious injury sustained after reportedly slipping on the rocks.NSRI rescue swimmers were transferred onto the rock and the lady was medically stabilised and secured into a stretcher and taken onboard the NSRI Bakoven sea rescue craft and then transferred onto the NSRI Hout Bay deep-sea sea rescue craft.She was brought to NSRI Hout Bay and she was taken into the care of EMS paramedics and transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a serious but stable condition for further treatment.WILDERNESS:Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said:At 18h04, Sunday, 17 January, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a female suspected to be unconscious suffering a medical condition on the Half Collared Kingfisher Trail, Wilderness.An NSRI member was hiking on the trail with his family when a man ran past him reporting that he was going to fetch his boat to assist upstream of the Touw River, on the hiking trail that borders the river, where a female was reportedly unconscious with a medical condition.The NSRI Wilderness member hiked down the trail to get cellphone reception and on reaching cellphone reception rescue resources were activated.NSRI Wilderness duty crew towed the sea rescue jet-rib Rescue 23 Alpha to the river and launched on the river. Eden 911 ambulance services and WC Government Health EMS were activated and SA National Parks rangers assisted.On arrival on the scene we found a 19 year old female, from Somerset West, semi-conscious and suffering from a suspected medical condition.She was stabilised by NSRI medics and they were joined by paramedics who assisted with medical treatment and she was secured into a Stokes basket stretcher and transported down river on our sea rescue craft.The teenager was transported to hospital by ambulance for further medical treatment and NSRI are informed that she has been released from hospital in good health following medical care.NSRI commend the public members on the hiking trail that assisted.JACOBSBAAI:Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos station commander, said:At 20h34, Sunday, 17 January, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following reports from Police of a RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat), with 1 man onboard, appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Jacobsbaai, on the West Coast.With nightfall Police were concerned for the man's safety.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski 5 was launched and on arrival on the scene we found that the RHIB suffered motor mechanical failure and the local 35 year old man needed assistance to get his craft to shore.A towline was established and we towed the casualty craft to Mykonos Marina without incident and once safely in the harbour no further assistance was required.The operation completed at 01h00.TABLE BAY:Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said:At 20h36, Saturday, 16 January, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were alerted to assist a yacht with engine failure near to Duncan Dock, Port of Table Bay.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom was launched and on arrival on the scene we found the yacht crew safe but experiencing motor mechanical failure and requiring assistance to get to their yacht to their berth.We took the yacht, with 6 crew onboard, under tow and towed the yacht to her berth at RCYC (Royal Cape Yacht Club) and once safely moored they required no further assistance.
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