Patient evacuation – Plettenberg Bay

Ross Badenhorst, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said:  At 20h33, Monday, 09 September, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew launched sea rescue Ray Farnham Rescuer, accompanied by the NSRI Station 14 duty doctor, to rendezvous with a fishing vessel 6 nautical miles off-shore of Plettenberg Bay to patient evacuate a male crewman suffering a medical emergency.

On arrival on the scene the doctor was transferred onto the fishing boat and the patient was stabilised and transferred onto the sea rescue craft and brought to shore where WC Government Health EMS were standing by and he has been transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition for further treatment.

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