Coast KZN

10 Feb 2021

Boat capsizes in Tugela River Mouth, four rescued

Jolene Marriah-Mharaj (The Mercury: IOL) Picture: IPSS Medical Rescue. our people were rescued after the boat they were in capsized in the Tugela River mouth.

Durban – Four people were rescued this morning after the boat they were in capsized in a big swell at the Tugela River mouth on the KZN North Coast.

IPPS Medical Rescue’s Paul Herbst said the small vessel launched this morning with four passengers on board.

Lifeguards and fishermen brought the four passengers to shore. Picture: IPSS Medical Rescue

“Halfway through the launch, towards midbreak, the vessel capsized in the big swell and all four passengers were thrown off the vessel.”

Herbst said llifeguards and fisherman rescued the four passengers and brought them back to shore. IPSS Medical Rescue and Lenmed eThekwini paramedics treated them for moderate injuries before they were transported to hospital.

Once on shore, the four patients were treated by paramedics and taken to hospital. Picture: IPSS Medical Rescue.