A man has been rescued after encountering difficulty in the water in the Port of Table Bay.
The NSRI received a report from Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) of a man in difficulty in the water at J Berth, Duncan Dock, in the Port of Table Bayon Friday at 02h02. It appears that the man had wandered into the harbour vicinity where he may have fallen into the water.
TNPA security officers had thrown a life ring to the man in the water and the TNPA harbour boat arrived on the scene and their crew rescued the man onto their vessel.
“On our sea rescue craft arriving on the scene an NSRI duty doctor and NSRI paramedics were transferred onto the TNPA harbour boat and the casualty, aged 20 and believed to be from the Eastern Cape, was treated for hypothermia and he was brought to shore and recovered onto the quayside,” Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said.
Western Cape Government Health EMS were activated and the man was transported to hospital by EMS ambulance in a stable condition.