Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 16h56, Thursday, 28th March, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a 14 year old Cape Town male teenager suffering an injured leg after jumping off a bridge into shallow water on the Keurbooms River.
The teenager had been recovered onto a boat that his parents were on and the local boat skipper of the boat requested medical and rescue assistance.
It appears that the teenager had jumped from the bridge into water not realising that there was only shallow water below.
NSRI dispatched a sea rescue vehicle and ER24 ambulance services responded.
The skipper of the boat, a friend of the family, was instructed to bring the boat to the jetty at the angling club.
A doctor who happened to be in the area assisted the patient who was suffering a fractured left leg.
On arrival on the scene the patient was stabilised and transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance and he is being operated on to repair a fractured leg.
All who assisted and responded are commended for the swift response.