ST FRANCIS BAY:
Sarah Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:
At 10h35, Thursday, 15th February, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated after receiving a call from the shore skipper of the Chokka fishing vessel Sea Cat reporting a crew member onboard the vessel suffering from a suspected Stroke (CVA).
Sea Cat was heading towards The Port of St Francis.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and we rendezvoused with the vessel just off Shark Point.
The patient was successfully transferred onto our sea rescue craft and in the care of our NSRI medics he was brought to our sea rescue base.
The patient, a 53 year old man from Humansdorp, has been transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance in a serious but stable condition.
WITSAND PORT BEAUFORT:
Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand – Port Beaufort station commander, said:
At 09h05, Thursday, 15th February, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort medical crew were activated following reports from a local resident of a 71 year old man, on holiday from Cape Town, that had slipped and fallen on the slipway at the Kraaltjie at Port Beaufort.
Our NSRI medical team was dispatched with our Sea Rescue vehicle.
On arrival on the scene we treated the man for a laceration to the back of the man’s head and he was suspected to have suffered a neck injury from the fall.
The patient was stabilised on the scene by our NSRI medics and WC Government Health EMS were activated.
On their arrival on the scene the man was taken into the care of EMS paramedics and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.
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