The NSRI team faced a busy weekend after having to respond to a number of incidents that occurred.
On Friday, September 24 at 1:21pm, the NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew were called out following a report of a boat washing onto the rocks at Slabbert se Klippe, North of Melkbosstrand, with two adults males, and two children (a male and female).
NSRI lifeguards were the first to arrive on the scene and launched a Malibu rescue board and reached all four victims, leaving them holding onto the upturned hull of their capsized boat.
The four victims from KwaZulu-Natal were not injured and their life-jackets aided them after the boat washed towards the rocks which caused the boat to capsize.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, September 25 at 1:10am, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were called for assistance from a local 34-foot sailing yacht that reportedly ran aground between Schaapen Island and Donkergat on Langebaan Lagoon.
The incident occurred after striking a water pipe that allegedly came loose from its weighted down anchorage. A local 25-year-old male was trapped below the deck under a table.
Once the NSRI crew arrived on scene, they boarded the yacht and thanks to a technical rescue operation, the trapped man was freed.
The man was secured onto a spine board and was medically treated for serious injuries before being transferred onto the sea rescue craft.
When they reached the Mykonos Marina, the male was transported to the hospital by an EMS ambulance in a stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
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