Paula Leech, NSRI Table Bay duty controller, said:
At 11h30, Monday, 06 November, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a woman in the water at A-Berth in the Port of Table Bay.
Our NSRI Table Bay rescue swimmers, the SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad, a Police Sea Borderline Patrol team, TNPA staff and ER24 ambulance services responded.
On our arrival on the scene we found an adult woman, believed to be a local but not identified, in the water in a life-ring.
Crew of a Hong Kong registered vessel, Saga Beija-Flor, had witnessed the lady go into the water and they had thrown her a life-buoy from their vessel and they were holding onto the end of the rope of the life-ring and she remained afloat in the life-ring and they raised the alarm.
Our NSRI rescue swimmers entered the water and secured the woman and a crane was used to bring the woman out of the water secured by our NSRI rescue swimmers and she was brought onto the harbour wall where NSRI medics, assisted by ER24 and EMS paramedics, treated the lady for hypothermia.
She has been transported to hospital by an ER24 ambulance in a stable condition and Police are investigating the circumstances but it remains unknown what caused the lady to go into the water from the harbour wall.
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