Ill fisherman evacuated off boat near Oyster Bay

 NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew evacuated a 30 year-old fisherman with a chest infection off a chokka fishing boat yesterday and transferred him to shore and a waiting ambulance.

The St Francis Bay crew were activated at 8.10 pm on 18 October 2014  after a request for assistance from the Kamanga boat off-shore of Oyster Bay.

The volunteer rescuers launched their craft Spirit of St Francis II in rough sea conditions with a 4 to 5 meter swell, 35 knots south-easterly wind . The patient was transferred onto the NSRI boat and brought to Port St Francis from where a Private Care ambulance transported the patient to hospital in a stable condition. It is suspected he may be suffering from Tuberculosis.

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