NSRI assist injured while kite flying

Danie Gerryts, NSRI Still Bay duty controller, said: At 15h00, Thursday, 28th March, NSRI Still Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the SA Police Services on the scene at the Goukou River Mouth where a 47 year old male was injured while kite surfing an trapped on a small island in the river mouth in an incoming tide.

NSRI rescue swimmers and ER24 ambulance services responded.

NSRI rescue swimmers swam and waded through the water to reach the injured kite boarder, suffering suspected fractured ribs, and secured the patient to a back board and Stokes basket stretcher and brought him to shore and he has been transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.

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