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At 17h00 on Sunday the 7th of December, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the Chokka Fishing boat BAKAI I reporting a 55 year old fisherman suffering breathing difficulties from suspected Asthma compounded by bronchitus.
Paul Hurley, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said: 'NSRI St Francis Bay launched our Sea Rescue craft SPIRIT OF ST FRANCIS II and rendezvoused with the Chokka fishing boat off Huisklip.
'On arrival on-scene the patient was transferred onto our sea rescue craft and brought into the Port of St Francis and a Private Care ambulance has transported the patient to hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.
'Then at 06h00, on Monday the 8th of December, we were alerted to the Chokka fishing boat SANTO MERSCK reporting a 37 year old fisherman onboard to be suffering breathing difficulties.
'We launched SPIRIT OF ST FRANCIS II and rendezvoused with the Chokka boat 1 nautical mile off-shore.
'NSRI medics were transferred aboard the Chokka boat where they found the patient to be breathless and pulseless and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts were commenced.
'In rough seas the decision was made to leave the patient onboard the Chokka boat which headed into Port while NSRI medics continued CPR onboard and once in Port Private Care paramedics took over CPR efforts but after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted he was declared deceased by paramedics.
'It is suspected that the man may have suffered a heart attack.'
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