Incidents at Ballito, Witsand and Richards Bay:

NSRI richards bay Picture: / Sea Rescue

BALLITO: Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At 09h36, Saturday, 18th May, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a local father and son reporting motor failure on their inflatable boat 1 nautical mile off-shore of the Ballito tidal pool. Our sea rescue craft Waverunner jetski was towed to


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Incidents at Umhlanga and Port Elizabeth:  

UMHLANGA: Brendon Power, NSRI Ballito duty coxswain, said: At 09h25, Sunday, 19th May, NSRI Ballito were activated following reports of a drowning in progress North of Breakers Hotel Umhlanga. NSRI Ballito and an NSRI Ballito sea rescue craft, Rescue 41 Alpha, eThekweni Lifeguards, SA Police Services Search & Rescue, eThekweni Metro Search & Rescue, Netcare


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Fishing boat assisted: Lamberts Bay

Jurie Botha, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty coxswain, said: At 14h30, Wednesday, 15th May, NSRI Lamberts Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from fishermen reporting motor mechanical failure on their fishing boat off-shore of Lamberts Bay. The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis was launched and during a search for the fishermen we were


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International Water Safety Day

Andrew Ingram, NSRI National Drowning Prevention Manager, said: We estimate that 600 children drown each year in South Africa. 15 May is International Water Safety day and this year we would like to focus attention on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five. The places that toddlers face the


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Kenton-On-Sea-Fatal drowning

NSRI Port Alfred Lotto Challenger

Stephen Slade, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander, said: At 15h31, Sunday, 12th May, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Kenton-On-Sea main beach. NSRI rescue swimmers, the SA Police Services, EC Government Health EMS, Gardmed ambulance services and Hi-Tech Security responded. On arrival on the scene


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Incident: South Coast KZN

KELSO – South Coast KZN: Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 09h30, Sunday, 12th May, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports from a paddle-skier who arrived at our sea rescue station, where we were conducting routine training, reporting his friend on a fishing kayak in distress off-shore of Kelso. We launched


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