Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fisherman rescued off boat in St Francis Bay

By Henry Booysen
24 April 2008


On Wednesday the NSRI had responded to a urgent request that medical assistance was urgently needed on board the Chokka fishing vessel after a 43 year old crewman collapsed from unidentified reasons.

“We launched our NSRI rescue craft to rendezvous with the Chokka boat which was making her way, at best speed, towards St. Francis Bay and Private Care Ambulance Services and our station doctor,” said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

He elaborates that when they arrived at the scene the patient was conscious but very anxious after being unconscious for some time.

“Although found to be in a stable condition the patient has been transported to hospital by Private Care Ambulance Services for further tests.

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