A 15 year old boy and a 16 year old girl were both injured after colliding with another surfer at the popular Kitchen Window surf break in Jeffreys Bay. They were brought ashore by fellow surfers immediately after the incident.
According to Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, at 18h26 on Sunday 25th March, while preparing to close the sea rescue base for the day, the Jeffreys Bay volunteers noticed a commotion on the rocks at Kitchen Window Reef, about 500 metres from the base.
A Discovery Rescue Runner and a Discovery Quad Bike responded to investigate.
They found 15 yr old Teagan Doyle who had a laceration in his head, possible spinal injuries and possible concussion. He was treated and stabilized and his Cervical Spine immobilized as a precaution by NSRI medics. He was also monitored for secondary drowning symptoms as it was reported that he had been under water for some time following the incident.
The girl, Carla Jooste, 16, from Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay, had a laceration on her head and she was also stabilized by the NSRI medics.
A 24/7 ambulance was summoned and both patients have been transported to hospital in stable conditions.
The surfer that they collided with on the water was not injured.