JEFFREY’S BAY – Saturday, 28th July, 2012.
Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:
“At midday on Saturday, 28th July, NSRI St Francis Bay volunteers were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat Sea Shells, reporting a crew member onboard suffering a suspected stroke, (CVA – Cerebro Vascular Accident).
“Our St Francis Bay duty crew launched Spirit of St Francis II accompanied by a 24/7 ambulance services paramedic and responded to rendezvous with the vessel 5 nautical miles off Jeffrey’s Bay with seas of between 3 and 5 meter swells.
“On arrival on-scene the 24/7 paramedic was put aboard Sea Shells and the patient was stabilized and then transferred onto our sea rescue boat and brought to the St Francis Bay harbour. The 53 year old local man has been transported to hospital by a 24/7 ambulance in a serious but stable condition.”