A Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) ranger suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his leg while chasing a suspect on Kommetjie Beach.
According to Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, the incident occured at 6pm on June 1.
“NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated to assist at Kommetjie Beach where a SA National Parks, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), ranger suffered an accidental gunshot wound to his right leg reportedly sustained during the pursuit of a suspect and he was reportedly lying on the rocks on the shoreline,” Klopper explained.
NSRI did not provide information on why the suspect was being chased, nor did they say who shot the ranger.
“Our sea rescue vehicle with NSRI medics, CMR (Cape Medical Response), TMNP rangers responded and the SA Police Services were activated. On arrival on the scene the patient was treated by paramedics and loaded and secured into a Stokes basket stretcher and he was extricated from the rocks to a nearby CMR ambulance.”
The patient was transported to hospital by CMR ambulance in the care of CMR paramedics in a serious but stable condition. He is recovering in hospital and expected to make a full recovery.
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