Fisherman with severed toe evacuated off JBay

A man who had his toe amputated was evacuated along with his toe from a boat off Jeffreys Bay yesterday, 17 January 2015.

He was taken to shore by the St Francis Bay NSRI rescue boat and then transported by ambulance to hospital.

Paul Hurley, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said at 3. 30 pm yesterday,  NSRI duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit Of St Francis Ii and met up with the chokka boat, Bukani, to casualty evacuate a 42 year-old fisherman suffering from having his toe amputated when it became entangled in the anchor chain.

The toe was recovered and the man and his toe were transported to hospital.

The man was in a stable condition and it is unknown if doctors have managed to re-attach his toe, though the fisherman is expected to make a full recovery, Hurley said.

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