NSRI assist ICE paramedics at medical call in the Port of Richards Bay

At 11h06, Friday, 10th August, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from ICE Medical Rescue ambulance service reporting their paramedics to be on the scene at a yacht moored at Tuzi Gazi Marina, in the Port of Richards Bay, treating a male patient aged in his early 80’s, collapsed unconscious in his yacht, and requiring additional manpower to assist to get the patient out of the confined space of his yacht cabin.

Our sea rescue vehicle responded and on arrival on the scene we assisted ICE paramedics to get the patient out of the confined cabin.

Police Sea Borderline were also in attendance.

It appears that the local man who lives on his yacht at the Marina had been found by friends earlier after they had been unable to contact him and they raised the alarm reporting him collapsed unconscious from unknown causes.

The man has been transported to hospital by ICE ambulance in a serious but stable condition.



One Response to “NSRI assist ICE paramedics at medical call in the Port of Richards Bay”

  1. Richard Schouten
    10. Aug, 2018 at 14:54 #

    So proud to be a part of Station 19 Sea Rescue, as the treating paramedic inside the tiny yacht I knew that the highest levels of rescue competence were to be found directly above my head and that my fellow volunteers from Station 19 were making a big difference in the life of my patient whom I was busy providing ICU level care for. I deeply trust and respect my fellow crew members at Sea Rescue and hugely honored to be called one of your team.

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