NSRI drops golf clubs for emergency

2011-12-20 20:44

Johannesburg - A fisherman was in a stable condition on Tuesday after suffering a suspected stroke while at sea off Jeffrey's Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

St Francis Bay station commander Marc May said their volunteers were involved in an annual fund-raising golf day when they "dropped their clubs" to respond to the emergency call just after noon.

"Volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the chokka fishing boat Lazarus, reporting a 50-year-old Port Elizabeth crewman onboard suffering a suspected stroke."

A rescue craft went to the boat, about 14 nautical miles offshore of Jeffrey's Bay.

NSRI medics stabilised the patient and brought him to shore where an ambulance was waiting.

He was hospitalised in a stable condition.

- SAPA
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