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At 13h48, Sunday, 10 April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a hiker injured on the Kranshoek Cairnbrogie Farm hiking trail.

Laurent Eray, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said:

Our NSRI rescue vehicle responded and on arrival on the scene the 37 year old female, from Knysna, accompanied by family, was found injured from a fall but in a stable condition along a barely accessible part of the hiking trail cliffs on the shoreline

Our NSRI medics initiated medical treatment.

WC Government Health EMS Metro Control activated the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter.

A landing zone was established on the farm.

On the helicopters arrival on the scene 2 EMS rescue technicians were inserted by hoist from the helicopter onto the site where assisted by our NSRI crew they secured the patient who was hoisted into the helicopter.

The helicopter landed on the farm to reconfigure before hoisting the second EMS rescue technician from the site and he was also brought to the landing zone.

Following further medical treatment on-site the patient was airlifted to a Knysna hospital in a stable condition in the care of paramedics and she is expected to make a full recovery.

NSRI commend the farmer who assisted on the scene and we commend the close working relationship between NSRI, WC government Health EMS and the EMS/AMS Skymed rescue helicopter.

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