NSRI STATION 21 - St Francis Bay

NSRI East London dispatched a sea rescue vehicle and launched the sea rescue craft Lotto Rescuer at Eastern Beach, East London on Sunday morning  following reports of three bathers in difficulties. They joined Police, a Police dive unit, Police K9 Search and Rescue, Buffalo City Fire and Rescue Services dive unit, EC Government Health EMS and Buffalo City lifeguards at an incident where three male teenagers, believed to be learners all aged approximately 18 and on a school tour from Middleburg were reported to be in difficulty in the surf.

One teenager was rescued by surfers and he was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition for observation for non-fatal drowning symptoms.

The other two teenagers were however not located and despite an extensive sea and shoreline search there remains no sign of the two missing boys.

Police divers and Police K9 Search and Rescue are continuing in an ongoing search.

Police have opened an investigation. 

NSRI commended the surfers who rescued one of the teenagers from the surf.

Earlier in the weekend NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were called into action on Saturday morning following reports of a jet-ski accident at Main Beach, Jeffreys Bay. It appears that the jet-ski hit sand in shallow water while approaching the beach through the surf with a husband and wife from Addo, onboard. The wife was flung from the jet-ski and sustained injuries.

NSRI medics and Private Care ambulance services responded and on found the woman in a stable condition. She was treated for her injuries and then was transported to hospital by ambulance. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Earlier in the day the duty crew were alerted to reports of a swimmer in difficulty in the surf at Boneyards, Jeffreys Bay.

Prior to arriving on the scene it was confirmed that surfers assisted the swimmer who was safe on the beach, not injured and requiring no further assistance.

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