NSRI assist surfer who suffered a head injury

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: On Friday, 16th August, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew responded to Robberg 5 beach where it was reported a surfer was injured after being struck by a surfboard while surfing and had suffered a head injury.

On arrival on the scene a 16-year-old male, from New York, part of a student tour group from the United States (USA) and currently staying in Plettenberg Bay, was treated for a head injury and with Cervical Spinal immoblisation provided as a precaution, he was secured onto a stretcher.

Med-Life ambulance services were summoned and the patient was transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition and he has been released from hospital following medical treatment.

On Sunday, 18th August, at 11h26, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew assisted a commercial boat where a 62-year-old female, from Spain, suffered a back injury.

NSRI medical crew responded and boarded the commercial tourist boat off-shore of Plettenberg Bay and the female was secured to a stretcher.

The commercial boat beached at Main Beach and the female was transferred into a Med-Life ambulance and she has been transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition for further medical care.

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