At 05h18, Monday, 09 February, NSRI Table Bay duty crew responded aboard the sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom, accompanied by a WC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic, following a request for medical assistance made to the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) from the 243 meter bulk carrier ELEFSIS reporting their Master of the ship to be suffering a suspected Asthma Attack and breathing difficulties at anchorage in Table Bay
On arrival on-scene the patient was found to be in a stable but deteriorating condition and despite emergency medication administered resuscitation efforts were commenced after the patient lapsed into unconsciousness. After all efforts to resuscitate the Filipino man were exhausted, he was declared deceased.
His body was handed into the care of the Police Sea Borderline and brought ashore aboard a Police boat and handed into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services.
Following this call NSRI Table Bay responded aboard their sea rescue craft just off Mouille Point following reports to TNPA of a double kayak with two local adult females onboard capsized.
On arrival on the scene NSRI Table Bay found them safe in the care of another local paddler and they were taken onboard the sea rescue craft and brought safely ashore without incident where they required no further assistance.
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