NSRI helps woman (80) after fall

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GARDEN ROUTE NEWS FLASH - Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, confirmed the rescue of an 80-year-old woman on Friday following a fall.

“At 13:24 on Friday  March 17, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew responded following a request for assistance at Sanctuary, reportedly on a beach path, where an 80-year-old female from Plettenberg Bay had fallen while walking. Assistance was reportedly only required for her husband to get her to their car in the parking lot,” said Rodgers.

A MedLife ambulance was activated.

“On NSRI's arrival on the scene, as a precautionary measure, NSRI medics treated the female for a suspected stroke (or mild seizure) and she was handed into the care of paramedics and transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.”
 
Baby drowns in bucket of water
A baby drowned in a bucket of water at an old farm house in Hansmoeskraal near George last Thursday morning March 16.
 
NSRI Wilderness station commander, Robert van Helsdingen, explained that when they arrived on the scene the baby was declared deceased.
 
“On arrival paramedics, fire and rescue services, as well as the police were in attendance where sadly a baby had been declared deceased after suffering a fatal drowning in only a bucket of water,” said van Helsdingen.
 
The body of the baby was taken into the care of police and the forensic pathology services. The NSRI and all emergency services express heartfelt condolences to the family.
 
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