Fisherman died despite multiple assistance
On Oct 12, 2021 at 2:32 p.m., the 'Armandèche' reported to the CROSS Etel that one of the six crew members was unconscious due to discomfort on deck. The trawler was then 6,7 nautical miles from the Pointe de Chassiron. Following an initial conference call with the Center de Consultation Médicale Maritime in Toulouse and then with the SAMU in Bayonne, the CROSS deployed the Caracal medical helicopter of the Cazaux air base, the lifeboat 'SNS 144' of the SNSM station in La Rochelle along with a team of the SMUR and the RIB 'SNS 741-Marie-Anne' of the SNSM of La Rochelle with a doctor from the station on board. The 'Borda' of the French Navy, being on a mission in the area, assisted by transferring its nurse onto the trawler at 3.20 p.m. The medical teams transported by the SNSM and the Air and Space Army helicopter arrived successively on scene. Despite the uninterrupted care provided by the crew and then by the medical staff, the doctor from the SNSM station in La Rochelle, in conjunction with the doctor from the Bayonne SCMM, the death of the fisherman was confirmed at 3:48 p.m. The 'SNS 144' transported the body of the deceased fisherman to the port of Chef de Baie (La Rochelle) where it was taken care of by the funeral directors at 5:41 p.m.
Medevac off La Rochelle
A Crew member of the "Enfant des Flots" suffered abdominal pain and was medevaced to the hospital in La Rochelleon Feb 27, 2013. At 5:00 a.m., the CROSS Etel was alerted by the gillnetter which was with seven crew members aboard about 40 miles off La Rochelle. Following a conference xall between the center of the maritime medical consultation in Toulouse, the CROSS Etel and the fishing vessel, the medical evacuation of the sailor, aged fifty years, was decided. At 6:50 a.m. CROSS Etel dispatched on a Dauphin helicopter of the Navy with a medical health officeron board. At 7:25 a.m., the Dauphin helicopter airlifted the Patient and at 7:55 a.m. he was delivered to hospital in La Rochelle.Upload News