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Andre Fletcher, NSRI Durban deputy station commander, said:At 18h40, Friday, 03rd March, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a man who had fallen in amongst the Dolosse at the South Arm breakwater, Port of Durban.The Sea Rescue craft Megan II was launched and the SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue, eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services, ER24 ambulance services and Netcare 911 ambulance services responded.On arrival on the scene an NSRI rescuer, Police rescue technicians and paramedics reached the patient who was trapped in amongst the Dolosse in a barely accessible area.Paramedics treated a 50 year old local man for blunt trauma injuries and for suspected spinal injuries.Our sea rescue craft Megan II was used to transport a Netcare 911 advanced life support paramedic to the scene from the waters side.The man was stabilised, secured into a Stokes basket stretcher and extricated from the Dolosse and has been transported to hospital by ER24 ambulance in a stable condition.It is unknown what led to his fall.durban-port_1320_892_60 Picture source: http://readmt.com/blog/article/2012/12/03/port-focus-durban/TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
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