Durban Sailor with severe motion sickness rescued

2015-03-31 00:00

THE National Sea Rescue Institue (NSRI) sent a rescue craft to aid a Durban sailor who had experienced severe motion sickness near East London yesterday.

According to the NSRI’s Craig Lambinon, NSRI Port Edward and NSRI Shelly Beach launched a sea rescue craft to assist the yacht Sara, after the owner reported suffering from motion sickness.

A paramedic attended to him out at sea, but he was unwilling to leave the yacht thereafter.

Later, the sailor indicated that his condition had deteriorated and requested further NSRI assistance to get back to shore.

The NSRI rescue crew from Durban arrived at Shelly Beach and were taken out to the yacht to accompany the owner back to shore, from where he was taken back to Durban by road.

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