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Fisherman from PE evacuated off Chokka fishing boat in Jeffreys Bay

Jul 4, 2018
Fisherman from PE evacuated off Chokka fishing boat in Jeffreys Bay

A fisherman from Port Elizabeth was evacuated off a Chokka fishing boat in Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday after sustaining an injury.

According to Neil Jones, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) St Francis Bay duty coxswain, at 06h54, on Tuesday, the NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat The Robberg reporting a 33-year-old Port Elizabeth fisherman onboard suffering a foot injury believed to have been injured by machinery onboard.

"NSRI Jeffreys Bay were placed on alert and the NSRI St Francis Bay sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and we rendezvoused with the casualty boat 1.5 nautical miles off-shore of Super Tubes, Jeffreys Bay," he said.

"The NSRI rescue crew boarded the casualty boat and the injured fisherman, believed to have sustained an amputated toe and injuries to his foot, he had been well taken care of by his ship mates and he was already bandaged and found to be in a stable condition."

Jones added that NSRI medics applied additional bandaging and he was taken onboard our sea rescue craft and transported to the Port St Francis and he was into the care of Private Care ambulance services paramedics and in a stable condition he has been transported to hospital by ambulance for further medical care.