At 08h00, Monday, 27 September, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of an angler, a local adult fisherman, who had slipped between dolosse while fishing from the South Breakwater at the Port of Richards Bay and he had sustained injuries.
Jacques Kruger, NSRI Richards Bay duty coxswain, said:
We dispatched our sea rescue vehicle and joined Police Search and Rescue, Umhlatuze Fire and Rescue Services and TNPA (Transnet National Ports Authority) security officers on the scene while Netcare 911 ambulance services were activated.
Police Search and Rescue officers had initiated medical treatment for the man's injuries and they had secured him into a Stokes basket stretcher.
Our sea rescue vehicle winch was used to recover the man, secured into the stretcher, onto the breakwater.
He was taken into the care of Netcare 911 paramedics and transported to hospital in a stable condition by Netcare 911 ambulance and he is recovering.
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