Sunday, January 18, 2009

Man dies after boat capsizes

By Sasha Forbes
18 January 2009

Yesterday afternoon the NSRI responded to a call just off shore Robben Island following reports of red distress flares being fired. It was determined that a small snoek boat had capsized with 7 people on board. It was reported that three private crafts also responded to the red distress flares.

“The one patients was suffering from severe hyperthermia, they were brought to the NSRI rescue base where they were met by Metro doctors and Metro paramedics who continued with CPR on another patient, the other patient was transported to hospital with severe hyperthermia and he was treated at hospital.” said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon

“After all efforts to resuscitate the patient were exhausted on the scene at the NSRI rescue base, he was declared dead by a Metro doctor.” said Lambinon


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