News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Western Cape | NSRI Plettenberg Bay
6 Jan 2018, Plettenberg Bay: At 15h40, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew and the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) – Southern Cape responded to the coastline at Groot River where a 21 year old young woman, on a hike with 3 friends, suffered a suspected fractured ankle.
The sea rescue craft Free Runner and Ray Farnham Rescuer were launched. MCSA dispatched crew to begin driving towards the scene over rough terrain using 4×4 vehicles and ambulances were alerted to stand-by near to the scene.
NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed along the shoreline and reached the casualty and NSRI medics medically stabilised the patient.
Following her being medically stabilised she was loaded onto the sea rescue jet-ski Free Runner and taken out to sea and then transferred to the sea rescue craft Ray Farnham at sea and she was brought to the sea rescue base in Plettenberg Bay and she has been transported to hospital by Medlife ambulance services.