The National Sea Rescue Institute
Wilderness duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of three people
on a rock cut off by the spring high tide, at Pacaltsdorp, near to George, in
front of the Blue Whale Resort.
NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said
a man and his son, including a friend of their's, have been fishing from the
Lambinon added that a spring high
tide came in and cut them off from the main land.
“NSRI Wilderness duty crew brought
them one by one across in relays. Once they were all safely across and back on
main land, they were treated for mild hypothermia and released requiring no
further assistance.” Lambinon concluded.
Meanwhile a taxi driver was killed and
the driver of a bakkie had to be airlifted to hospital following a collision on
the R38 direction Kaapmuiden in Mpumalanhga this morning.
ER24 spokeswoman Chitra
Bodasing said when ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they
found that the taxi had rolled.
“The taxi driver was flung out
of the taxi during the incident. He was found trapped under the taxi which had
overturned. The taxi driver was assessed. Unfortunately he had succumbed to his
injuries.” Bodasing said.
Bodasing added that he was 46
“The driver of the bakkie was
trapped in his vehicle as well. Fire and Rescue Services used the Jaws of Life
and other rescue tools to extricate him. He was assessed and found to be in a
critical condition, he sustained multiple injuries. Paramedics treated him. He
was airlifted by the ER24 DoH MPU helicopter to hospital for further medical
care. There were no passengers in the taxi or bakkie.” Bodasing concluded.
The exact details surrounding the cause of the
incident will remain the subject of a police investigation.
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