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