WATCH | KZN fishermen rescued after wave capsizes boat, killing one

31 May 2019 - 11:28 By ORRIN SINGH
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and IPSS ambulance services responded to a capsized boat off Mtunzini, north of Durban, on Friday morning.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and IPSS ambulance services responded to a capsized boat off Mtunzini, north of Durban, on Friday morning.
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One person died and three others were injured when a commercial fishing boat capsized after launching at Mtunzini, north of Durban, on Friday morning.

According IPSS Medial Rescue’s Paul Herbst, three people sustained injuries and were transported by helicopter for treatment.

“The boat came into difficulty while launching. While out, a wave capsized the boat and the crew, including the skipper, fell overboard.”

Herbst said one of the crew succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead on the scene by IPSS paramedics.

The NSRI's Craig Lambinon said the skipper managed to swim to shore with the crew member, but unfortunately he died.

One crew member was not injured. 

Lambinon said the NSRI launched a sea rescue craft to recover the boat, which was floundering in the sea.


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