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
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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