NSRI Knysna, Plett and Shelley Beach call-outs today
STATION 12 KNYSNA:
At 2.20 pm Bay View Ambulance service alerted NSRI Knysna station commander Graeme Harding to a 26 year old man from Midrand Gauteng who had dislocated his left knee at Die Blokke, Brenton-on-Sea.
The Knysna NSRI volunteers were called out but due to adverse sea conditions they were unable to get a rescue boat into the area.
A stretcher party of 12 NSRI volunteers was put together and the man was carried up the long narrow path to the Brenton-on Sea parking area where a Bayview and a Metro ambulance were waiting.
The man was taken to Knysna Private hospital in a stable condition to be treated for his dislocation.
STATION 14 PLETTENBERG BAY:
At 5 pm the NSRI volunteers were called out for a boat overturned in the river mouth in Plettenberg Bay.
Plettenberg Bay Station commander Deon Truter said the 5 metre skiboat with two 50 HP engines had capsized but both men, from Port Elizabeth, were wearing life jackets and had managed to get themselves safely ashore.
The NSRI duty crew launched Leonard Smith , Sally Joan and Airlink Rescuer and responded to the river mouth to find both men ashore. The NSRI volunteers succeeded in righting the ski boat and towed it to Central beach at 6.17 pm where it was handed back to the two men.
STATION 20 SHELLEY BEACH:
At 4.29 pm Shelley Beach NSRI volunteers were called out to help the SAPS at Thurton Beach, 35 km north of Shelley Beach, search for a 17 year-old local who disappeared under the water while swimming.
The NSRI volunteers towed their 4 metre rescue boat, Spirit of Le Jenmar I, and launched it at the scene. After an intensive search the operation was called off at 6.45 pm due to bad light. The SAP have taken over the operation and will continue the search tomorrow morning.
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