CAPE TOWN – A woman was rescued from the water in the Port of Cape Town on Monday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

According to a statement, NSRI Table Bay rescue swimmers, police officers, the Western Cape Government’s emergency medical services rescue squad, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) staff and ER24 paramedics responded to a call from a foreign-registered vessel of a woman in distress.

“On our arrival on the scene we found an adult female, believed to be a local but not identified, in the water in a life-ring,” the NSRI said.

“Crew of a Hong Kong registered vessel, Saga Beija-Flor, had witnessed the lady go into the water and they had thrown her a life-buoy from their vessel and they were holding onto the end of the rope of the life-ring and she remained afloat in the life-ring and they raised the alarm.”

NSRI rescue swimmers managed to rescue the woman by using a crane to hoist her out of the water onto the harbour where she was treated by paramedics for hypothermia.

“She has been transported to hospital by an ER24 ambulance in a stable condition and police are investigating the circumstances but it remains unknown what caused the lady to go into the water from the harbour wall.”

– African News Agency (ANA)/IOL

PHOTO: NSRI medics, assisted by ER24 and EMS paramedics, treat a female on the harbour wall at A-Berth, Port of Table Bay. Photo: Supplied by NSRI Table Bay.


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