Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay duty coxswain, said:
At 19h36, Wednesday, 22nd January, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the skipper of a Chokka boat, approaching Port St Francis, reporting a crewman suffering a medical emergency.
The duty crew responded to our NSRI sea rescue base and our sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched.
Private Care ambulance services were activated.
We rendezvoused with the Chokka boat off-shore of Port St Francis and the ill crewman, aged in his 40’s, from Humansdorp, was transferred onto our sea rescue craft in the care of our NSRI medics and brought into the Port where he was taken into the care of the paramedics and transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance in a stable condition for further care.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE