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Surfers in collision in Jeffreys Bay

2012-03-26 11:17

Johannesburg - Three surfers collided, seriously injuring two of them, at Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape at the weekend, the NSRI said on Monday.

"We found a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female both suffering injuries after reportedly colliding with a surfer while they were both surfing," National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement.

The boy suffered a laceration to the head, possible spinal injuries and a possible concussion. The girl sustained a cut to the head.

The NSRI found them on the beach after they had been brought ashore by fellow surfers on Sunday around 18:30. Both were hospitalised.

"The surfer that they collided with on the water was not injured," Lambinon said.


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Comments
  • Christopher - 2012-03-26 11:23

    Thats a first...surfer pile up!!

  • werner.smidt - 2012-03-26 11:28

    When "Come at me, bro!" doesn't end so well . . .

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-03-26 13:30

      lol

  • Gichumz - 2012-03-26 11:31

    Surfs up dude

      Collen - 2012-03-26 13:18

      We've been having it - lol!!!!

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-26 11:33

    Surfers paradise = Gangsta's paradise

      bluzulu - 2012-03-26 13:03

      Seems just as dangerous....If the sharks don't get you , a Surfer will.

      bluzulu - 2012-03-26 13:46

      If I were a Taxi driver I would say that these kids had an entire ocean and they still managed a collision, so we are not that BAD,,,,heheheheehee....hahahahaahaaaa

  • Darren - 2012-03-26 11:34

    …now she has to Lilo & Stitch for her head

  • Rob - 2012-03-26 11:53

    Stupid comments above from people who know nothing about surfing.

      Darren - 2012-03-26 12:44

      …and what does knowing something about surfing have to do with it Rob?

      Janice - 2012-03-26 12:50

      I agree Rob, really insensitive and downright stupid!!!!!

  • Sandy - 2012-03-26 11:53

    The young lad injured is 13 not 16. Thank goodness his parents were there as it was his father who went into the water to pull him out. Everyone else just stood around watching. His injuries are pretty nasty, but he has said he will be back surfing as soon as he has recovered. A very big thankyou to the paramedics who by luck were on the beach having a training course.

      Christopher - 2012-03-26 14:26

      Well said Sam...the person on the inside always has right of way...as for Rob saying "Stupid comments above from people who know nothing about surfing" my man you do not understand surfing. What happened was a stupid mistake for all three to have been in a collision.

  • Andrew - 2012-03-26 12:02

    It's a good thing they were wearing their seat belts

      Janice - 2012-03-26 12:51

      Stupid comment!!!!!

  • Pierre - 2012-03-26 12:55

    Plenty near misses occur at crowded surf breaks all the time. Sometimes they end in collisions. Check out videos of crowded pipeline on youtube. Its a fact of life. Avoid crowds if you can.

  • Paul - 2012-03-26 13:59

    the rules of surfing do not drop in someone wave would not end up in pile up in first place if u knew how 2 read the wave as well and make sure u do not drop in the first time i ever heard a pile up

  • Paul - 2012-03-26 14:01

    the rules of surfing do not drop in someone wave would not end up in pile up in first place if u knew how 2 read the wave as well and make sure u do not drop in the first time i ever heard a pile up

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