31 May 2019
#Lenmed1 activation- Boat capsized, 1 deceased.
One person has died after a boat capsized off KwaZulu-Natal's North Coast on Friday.
IPSS Medical Rescue with the assistance of #Lenmend1 helicopter emergency medical service were dispatched to a commercial fishing boat
that capsized shortly after it was launched at Mthunzini.
It is believed that the boat had mechanical problems shortly after it launced. It was then hit by wave. All four crew members fell overboard. Unfortunately, one of the members was declared dead shorty after arrival of paramedics.
A rescue swimmer was dropped from #Lenmed1 helicopter at the vessel. Two of the crew were flown to a awaiting IPSS Medical Rescue ambulance.
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