NSRI assist in medical emergency at Swartvlei

Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness acting station commander, said: At 16h56, Sunday, 25th November, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated by WC Government Health EMS control reporting a medical emergency and suspected drowning in progress at Swartvlei, Sedgefield.

The skipper of a boat, launching to go spearfishing, reported one of his crew had gone overboard and then appeared to be showing signs of suffering a Stroke (CVA – Cerebro-Vascular Accident).

They had recovered the man onto their boat and NSRI instructed them to immediately head for the shore where NSRI medics, Sedgefield Fire and Rescue Services and Eden 911 ambulance services responded and met them on the shore.

On arrival on the scene the man was medically treated and transported to hospital by Eden 911 ambulance in a serious but stable condition and we wish him a speedy recovery

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