Crewman collapse at sea
Maritime Radio reported that a 19-metre fishing vessel about 40 miles off the coast of Oamaru had a crewman who returned on deck from the hold and collapsed with chest pains and breathing difficulties.
Medical specialists recommended that he be evacuated to hospital. Otago Helicopters was tasked with an advanced paramedic while the fishing vessel hauled its gear and started making for the coast. The crewman was winched on board the helicopter and taken to Dunedin for treatment.