Double tragedy on the Vaal: jet ski and speedboat crash, boat overturning

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  • There was a tragedy on the Vaal River on Saturday in two separate incidents.
  • Two people were seriously injured in an accident between a jetski and a speedboat at Vaal Marina.
  • Further down the river, a body was found after a boat carrying seven people capsized.

Two people were seriously injured when a jetski and a speedboat were involved in an accident at Vaal Marina on Saturday.

ER24 and Netcare911 cared for a woman and a man, who had suffered serious injuries. They had to be evacuated to a private hospital for further treatment.

A younger man and woman, who were on board the speedboat, were injured and were treated on the spot.

The man on the jetski is unharmed.

Further down in River Valley on the Vaal River, a boat carrying seven people capsized.

Two people managed to get to safety, and while searching for the others, a body was found.

Police and metro emergency services were looking for the other four people, who are still missing.

Ross Campbell of ER24 said the man and woman survived with minor injuries.

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