At 17h00 on Monday the 1st of July our St Francis Bay volunteers were called out following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat SEA CAT reporting that a fisherman on board was bleeding profusely from a head wound.
Marc May, St Francis Bay station commander, said,”Our duty crew launched EIKOS RESCUER I and responded in 4 to 5 meter swells and a 10 knot Southerly wind in rain and dense fog and rendezvoused with SEA CAT 15 nautical miles West of St Francis Bay.
“On arrival on-scene we found 33 year old chokka fisherman Alwyn Kettledas, from Humansdorp, with a severe head laceration, believed to be a recent wound that re-opened. He was bleeding profusely.
“Our medics treated Alwyn who was then transferred to Eikos Rescuer and was brought to the sea rescue station. EC Government Health EMS paramedics met us there and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition.
“The rescue operation was completed by 18h30.”