The sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer IV was launched and rendezvoused with Vega Dream 9.5 nautical miles off Port Elizabeth.
The rescue paramedic and NSRI rescue crew were transferred aboard and the patient was found to be in a critical condition and unconscious.
Emergency medical treatment including intubation and ventilation was applied and the patient was secured into a Stokes basket stretcher.
A lowering rig was erected and the patient was lowered onto the sea rescue craft where medical treatment continued while the patient was brought to the Port Elizabeth sea rescue base.
The patient has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a serious but stable condition for further treatment.
Pictures attached: NSRI Port Elizabeth.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE