Stroke victim evacuated from chokka boat off JBay

NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue crew evacuated a fisherman off a fishing boat five nautical miles off Jeffreys Bay yesterday

The 53 year-old, local fisherman was reported to be suffering from a stroke (CVA – Cerebro Vascular Accident).

Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, says at midday, 28 July, the NSRI St volunteer duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat Sea Shells.

“Our NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft Spirit of  St Francis II,  accompanied by a 24/7 ambulance services paramedic, and went out to the fishing boat in rough sea conditions of 3-5 meter swells.

“On arrival the 24/7 paramedic was put aboard Sea Shells. The patient was stabilised and transferred to our sea rescue boat, then brought to St Francis Bay harbour from where he was transported to hospital by ambulance in a serious but stable condition.”

Article edited by B. Mortimer.

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