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NSRI NEWS: TEENAGER RESCUED & AIRLIFTED AFTER FALLING 3 METERS ONTO ROCKS, KNYSNA
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15 Apr 2018, Knysna: At 13h04, Sunday, 15th April, NSRI Knysna were activated following reports of a male teenager injured on rocks at Brenton-On-Sea.
A 13 year old male, from Plettenberg Bay, had fallen about 3 meters onto rocks at Die Blokke, Brenton-On-Sea, while fishing with friends.
The sea rescue craft Colorpress Rescuer and Jaytee IV were launched and on arrival on the scene NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed into the surf to swim ashore.
They were able to reach the teenager on the rocks and begin medical treatment for lacerations to both ankles.
Western Cape Government Health EMS and ER24 ambulance services responded and they stood by on the land side as the location of the teenager was not accessible from the mainland.
The WC Government Health EMS Metro Control activated their EMS/AMS rescue helicopter.
The rescue helicopter hovered on the rocks on the scene and the teenager, bandaged and secured, was loaded into the helicopter and airlifted to the landing zone on mainland.
He has been transported to hospital by an ER24 ambulance in a stable condition (for sutures to lacerations to his ankles).
NSRI rescue swimmers were airlifted to the mainland by the rescue helicopter.
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