Saturday, January 25, 2014

A fisherman died of a heart attack

Mluleki Mrwebi
25 January 2014

The National Sea Rescue Institute in Agulhas volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a fisherman suffered a suspected heart attack onboard on the fishing vessel MAVERICK and the vessels Captain requested urgent medical assistance reporting to have initiated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation on the 64 year old Struisbaai fisherman.

NSRI Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the  NSRI Agulhas volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched the sea rescue craft and the Working on Fire helicopter, accompanied by an NSRI rescue swimmer and a paramedic, responded while a WC Government Health EMS ambulance and our local Struisbaai doctor responded to Struisbaai harbour to stand-by.

Lambinon said on arrival of the sea rescue craft the patient was transferred onto the sea rescue craft and then hoisted from the sea rescue craft into the helicopter.

Lambinon further said despite the extensive medical rescue effort on the helicopters arrival in Struisbaai the doctor declared the man to be deceased.

He added that it is believed that the man suffered a heart attack.

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