Man injured as boat capsizes off Durban’s Virginia Beach
Metro Police Search and Rescue, the SAPS Airwing and Emer-G-Med paramedics rescued the 67-year-old man after the boat capsized.
A 67 year-old man was injured when a light fishing boat capsized off Virginia Beach north of Durban on Thursday.
Emer-G-Med paramedics spokesperson, Kyle van Reenen, said that the Metro Police Search and Rescue Unit together with Emer-G-Med’s Specialised Rescue Unit had been called to the scene the incident in the Virginia Beach area just after 10am in the morning.
Van Reenen said the units had received a report that a fishing boat had been seen capsizing in the Virginia Beach area.
“With the assistance of the South African Police Service’s Airwing, which luckily happened to be flying over the area at the time and spotted the vessel, resources were coordinated to the shoreline, where a 67 year old man was found to have suffered moderate injury,” Van Reenen said.
Van Reenen said that paramedics treated and stabilised the injured man at the scene of the incident. The injured man was then transported to a nearby hospital for further medical assessment and care.
Meanwhile, Emer-G-Med paramedics responded to the scene of a shooting incident on the R102 near Solomon Mahlangu Drive in the Mamelodi area of Pretoria recently. A motorist had fallen prey to gunmen after his vehicle’s tyre was punctured on spikes that had been placed in the road.
“On arrival at the scene a male patient approximately thirty years of age, was found seated in his motor vehicle, having suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. He was treated and stabilised, before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care. Reports from the scene allege the motorist was traveling along the R102 when he drove over tyre spikes placed in the roadway, causing his Tyres to puncture. When his vehicle came to a stop, he was approached by an unknown number of armed suspects who robbed him of his belongings, before shooting him in the leg,” Van Reenen said.
The South African Police Services were in attendance and will be conducting the necessary investigation.