Elderly man rescued from boat
Johannesburg - An elderly man has been rescued after injuring himself on a fishing boat off the Mossel Bay coast, the NSRI in the Western Cape said on Tuesday.
The man, 71, was injured when heavy deck gear fell on him, said the National Sea Rescue Institute's (NSRI) deputy commander at Mossel Bay Andre Fraser.
A request for medical assistance was received at 01:00, and the vessel was reached just after 03:00, he said.
A paramedic found that the man had a broken arm and had bruised his head and back.
He was stabilised and placed on a stretcher before being taken to shore and transported to hospital.