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Port Elizabeth chokka fisherman rescued in St Francis Bay

OCTOBER 18, 2016
Port Elizabeth chokka fisherman rescued in St Francis Bay

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."