Man Rescued From Boat In St David’s Today

October 17, 2014

Emergency service personnel today [Oct 17] helped pluck a man from a boat being battered by heavy seas, with his boat — which was at the Chapel of Ease dock – hit by high seas and strong winds, resulting in the emergency services going to his rescue at around 4pm.

Members of the Regiment’s Operational Support Unit [OSU] and the airport-based Immediate Response Team [IRT] joined police and firefighters after they were alerted to a boat in trouble at the dock at the end of Chapel of Ease Road in St David’s.

OSU team leader Corporal Shuunto James said: “The weather was just starting to blow up and the water was coming in very strong. We were very concerned about the man’s safety – we didn’t want him to be in jeopardy over the course of the hurricane.”

The middle-aged man, who lives on the boat, moved it from Mullet Bay to the Chapel of Ease dock – but was hit by high seas and strong winds and the emergency services went to his rescue around 4pm.

Sea conditions in the east end earlier today:

The man, who has not been named, was taken by ambulance to the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre and later accommodated at the Southside police station.

Cpl James said the boat had been secured and tied up alongside the dock. He added: “Hopefully, it will make it through the hurricane.”

Regiment Staff Officer Major Andrew Clarke said: “Things are working exactly the way they should. All the services working together with one aim – to protect the public.

“This is what we’re deployed to do in support of the police service and we will help with the safety and the reassurance of the public wherever we can, whether in support of the police or other Government agencies and help restore normality to the people of Bermuda in the quickest possible time.”

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  1. M.P says:

    Congrats fellas.

  2. Black Justice! says:

    The Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre has been in the news a lot lately–saving lives. And to think, if the people of St. David’s, self included, and supporters had not raised cain against the OBA’s unrelenting threat to close it, it would have met its demise.