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Sharks BoardDaily News reports that a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Sharks Board employee had to be airlifted to hospital after he began experiencing chest pains whilst out at sea on Monday.  

The man was apparently aboard a vessel conducting routine work on offshore shark nets when he became gravely ill.  IPSS Medical Rescue, Paul Herbst, said fortunately the skipper on board was first aid trained and was able to assess the situation.  The skipper then alerted IPSS for assistance.  Herbst said the Black Eagle/IPSS aero-medical helicopter airlifted the patient from Zinkwazi Beach to hospital.  He commented further:  "This case is a good example of access to definitive care where circumstances allow for it.  Flying time from scene to hospital was seventeen minutes.  Thirteen minutes after landing at Lenmed Ethekweni Hospital, a Heart, Stroke and Renal Centre of Excellence, the patient was assessed by specialist physicians and prepped for complex case management."

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