Volunteers from Marine Rescue Batemans Bay successfully completed a medical evacuation from a yacht after radio operators at the Marine Rescue Sydney State Communications Centre received a call for assistance last night (13 January 2024).
Marine Rescue NSW Inspector Glenn Sullivan said the call was received just after 6pm Saturday while the vessel was almost six nautical miles southeast of the Tollgate Islands.
“A person on board the yacht became unwell and they required urgent medical assistance.
“A volunteer crew was assembled and Batemans Bay 30 was deployed for the mission.
“Marine Rescue NSW volunteers reached the yacht swiftly.
“The crew transferred the patient from the yacht onto BM 30 and took them to waiting paramedics at Hanging Rock boat ramp.
“Our radio operators and vessel crew provided a prompt response to ensure the patient could receive vital medical treatment,” Inspector Sullivan said.
The remaining crew on board the yacht continued its journey while the patient was transported by NSW Ambulance to hospital.
Marine Rescue NSW is a volunteer based not-for-profit professional organisation dedicated to keeping boaters safe on the water and supporting local communities.