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Fishing vessel struck by lightning

by Selwyn Bergman
on 15 Apr 2008
Oceanography SA
Oceanography SA

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) rushed a semi-conscious fisherman was rushed to St George's Hospital in Port Elizabeth after his vessel was struck by lightning over the weekend.

According to NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, the rescue team rendezvoused with the vessel at Cape Recife and transferred the fisherman onboard. The fisherman was given the necessary medication and stabilised before being brought into port and then rushed to hospital.

Further reading:
Lightning strikes fishing vessel off PE coast


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