Marine Rescue at Nhulunbuy

Northern Territory Police and St John NT responded to a call for urgent assistance at Nhulunbuy yesterday.

Around 7:45am, Nhulunbuy Police responded to the call from a commercial fishing vessel located 25NM north of Nhulunbuy after a 33-year-old man had suffered leg injuries.

Members from NT Police and St John NT launched PV Nhulunbuy and the patient was transferred to the police boat.

The man was treated on board before being brought to Gove harbour and transferred to an ambulance and taken to Gove District Hospital.

Acting Senior Sergeant Xavier McMahon said, “This was a great example of both St John NT and NT Police combining their experience and expertise to provide the appropriate care to the patient in a timely manner.”

St John NT Director Ambulance Services Andrew Thomas said, “Nhulunbuy is a unique location in which we deliver our service. The excellent working relationship we share with NT Police provides us with the ability to enhance our service and provide pre-hospital care.”

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