Angler swept off rocks

Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, said: At 11h43, Saturday,15th June, NSRI Gordons Bay and NSRI Kleinmond were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Rooi Els. NSRI Gordon’s Bay dispatched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski. NSRI rescue vehicles from NSRI Gordon’s Bay and NSRI Kleinmond as well as the


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Man sadly deceased in suspected fatal drowning accident

Vaal Dam NSRI Rescue Runner Discovery rescue runner 11

Jake Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 10h35, Saturday, 15th June, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Rate Payers Bay, Vaal Dam. Our NSRI rescue runner was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers responded in our rescue vehicle. Free State Government Health EMS, Sasolburg Fire


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Winter Holiday Safety Tips

The winter holiday is here and we all want to make sure our children have fun, but it is important to remember a few water safety tips during these holidays : * always supervise children when they near water * never swim alone * never cross flooded bridges or rivers * know the emergency number


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Incidents Soetwater, Kommetjie and Port Alfred:

SOETWATER: Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: At 15h50, Thursday, 13th June, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from a mom reporting her son to have paddled out on a surfboard to the backline and she was concerned for his safety. NSRI Hout Bay were placed on alert and our


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SEA RESCUE – Southern Cape – Sunday, 09 June. 2 British men caught in rip currents – Victoria Bay. Man injured on hiking trail assisted by NSRI – Robberg Nature Reserve:

SEA RESCUE – Southern Cape – Sunday, 09 June. 2 British men caught in rip currents – Victoria Bay. Man injured on hiking trail assisted by NSRI – Robberg Nature Reserve:   VICTORIA BAY: Mike Vonk, NSRI deputy station commander, said: At 16h45, Sunday, 09 June, 2 NSRI Wilderness off duty trainee crew members were swimming at


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SAWDN – Millers Point – Saturday, 08th June. Whale calf assisted in disentanglement operation:

At 08h32. Saturday, 08th June, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Simonstown harbour aboard two NSRI Simonstown sea rescue craft, Spirit of Safmarine III and Spirit of Surfski II, following reports from a crew on a rigid inflatable boat and other eye-witnesses of a whale entangled in fishing rope lines in the vicinity of Millers Point


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