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At 16h59, Thursday, 6 January, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following reports from an NSRI crewman at Silver Beach of a 16 year old male, from Eastern Cape, injured on the beach.

Tokkie Livingstone, NSRI Port Edward deputy station commander, said:

It appears that the teenager may have dived into the surf and hit the seabed with his head sustaining a back injury.

Our NSRI rescue vehicle responded and KwaZulu Private ambulance services were activated.

Our NSRI medics stabilised the teenager on the beach. He was secured onto a spinal board with Cervical Spinal immobilisation applied as a precaution. He was brought to our NSRI Port Edward rescue base first aid room where medical treatment continued.

He was taken into the care of KwaZulu Private paramedics and transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition by KwaZulu Private ambulance.

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