Sara Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:
At 07h30, Tuesday, 18th October, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing boat Maluti reporting a crewman onboard, aged approximately 40, from Port Elizabeth, suffering a lower abdominal infection.
The Sea Rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and rendezvoused with the casualty off-shore of Oyster Bay.
The man, in a stable condition and walking wounded, was taken aboard our rescue craft and brought to the Port of St Francis and he has been transported to hospital in a stable condition by Private Care ambulance for further treatment.
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