PA NSRI assist fisherman from trawler

SEA RESCUE – Port Alfred – Monday, 21st May. Patient evacuation:

Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said:

At 16h12, Monday, 21st May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the fishing trawler St Lucia reporting a 61 year old fisherman onboard needing to be evacuated to hospital for a stomach ailment.

Our sea rescue craft Lotto Challenger was launched and Gardmed ambulance services were dispatched to stand-by at our sea rescue station.

On arrival on the scene, 10 nautical miles West of Port Alfred, the patient, in a stable condition taken into the care of our NSRI medics and brought to our sea rescue station aboard our sea rescue craft.

He has been transported to hospital in a stable condition by Gardmed ambulance.

TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE

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