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Koffiefontein woman hospitalised after being kicked by horse in Jefferys Bay

Dec 20, 2016
Koffiefontein woman hospitalised after being kicked by horse in Jefferys Bay

A visiting 23-year-old woman was rescued and transported to hospital on Monday afternoon in Jeffreys Bay after she fell off a horse and was kicked and injured by the same horse.

According to Rieghard Janse van Rescburg, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Jeffreys Bay station commander; "NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated at 16h47, on Monday, following a request for medical assistance for a woman, aged 23, from Koffiefontein, reportedly fallen from a horse and kicked by the horse between Kabaljous and Gamtoos, about 11 km across soft beach sand from Jeffreys Bay, while on an arranged group out ride on horses."

The Kouga Water Emergency Action plan was activated and the NSRI dispatched its sea rescue quad-bike and rescue vehicle and Private Care ambulance services and EC Government Health EMS responded.

"Our NSRI medical crew (including an NSRI Intermediate Life Support paramedic) treated the young woman while we ferried an advanced life support EMS paramedic to the scene on our quad bike as the ambulances were not able to reach the scene across the soft sand," said van Rescburg.

"The patient was medically treated for suspected concussion and secured into a Kendricks extrication device to protect her cervical spine and we transported her on our Sea Rescue vehicle to the waiting ambulances and she has been transported to hospital for further treatment in a stable condition."