Port Elizabeth chokka fisherman rescued in St Francis Bay

OCTOBER 18, 2016

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in St Francis Bay on Tuesday morning rescued a Port Elizabeth chokka fisherman suffering from an apparent abdominal infection.

"At 07h30, on Tuesday, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat Maluti reporting a crewman onboard, aged approximately 40, from Port Elizabeth, suffering a lower abdominal infection," said Sara Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander.

"The Sea Rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and rendezvoused with the casualty off-shore of Oyster Bay.

"The man, in a stable condition and walking wounded, was taken aboard our rescue craft and brought to the Port of St Francis and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition by Private Care ambulance for further treatment."