NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew was called into action on Sunday evening following a request for assistance from an NSRI Oyster Bay crewman, on the Kromme River in his private boat, reporting a teenager injured while water-skiing on a knee-board on the river four kilometers upstream.
The NSRI Oyster Bay crewman, Marc Mans, had witnessed the accident and using his private boat had gone to the aid of the male teenager and alerted NSRI St Francis Bay.
Marc had secured the teenager onto a board, removing him from the water, and taking him onboard his boat. The teenager was then taken to Marc’s housing complex where NSRI St Francis Bay medics and Private Care ambulance services rendezvoused with them. From there the teenager was taken into the care of paramedics and he was been transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance in a stable condition, accompanied by his dad