West Coast Rescue Swimmers

One of our Cedarberg rescue swimmers keeping watch.

In November last year Sea Rescue trained Rescue Swimmers and a beach safety patrol team to watch over bathers at Clanwilliam, Lamberts Bay and Elands Bay. The team trained extremely hard and were operational from Mid November to Mid January this year. They made a great contribution to water safety in the Cederberg and will


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NATIONAL LIFESAVING MASTERS

Natasha Kriel , Master and Melkbos Unit Captain.

Over the next few days our Lifeguards at NSRI Station 18 Melkbosstrand and NSRI Station 37, Jeffreys Bay will be competing at the Lifesaving Nationals in Port Elizabeth. We had a good kick off at the Lifesaving Masters this past weekend, with Sea Rescue bringing home a few gold medals. Natasha Kriel,  our Melkbosstrand Unit


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Port Elizabeth –Fisherman deceased

Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 10h47, Saturday, 23rd March, NSRI Port Elizabeth were activated following reports of a fisherman in difficulty among rocks in the surf at Lookout near to Noordhoek. Police Control had received the call and alerted EC Government Health EMS, NSRI Port Elizabeth and the NMB (Nelson Mandela


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Fatal Drowning in Port Edward

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Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said: At 08h55, Friday, 22 March, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Peter Pan Beach, Port Edward. The sea rescue Rescue Runner was launched, Tower 13 lifeguards at the adjacent Kidds Beach responded, Police Search and Rescue, Med-Evac


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SEA RESCUE – National – Saturday, 16th March. Incidents at Cape Point, Clifton and Port Nolloth:

SIMON’S TOWN: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 11h00, Saturday, 16th March, NSRI Simon’s Town and CMR (Cape Medical Response) paramedics were alerted by a dive charter boat reporting to be headed towards Simon’s Town with CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts being conducted on a 63 year old British man who surfaced from


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Water Safety rules to remember

Children love to play, and when it is hot outside, children especially love to play in the water. It is the adults responsibility to make sure that children are supervised at all times, especially around water. Keep your children safe this holiday, by ensuring that your children always have a sober guardian watching them. Teach


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SEA RESCUE – Cape Point – Tuesday, 12th March. Patient evacuation off fishing boat:

Spirit of Safmarine III beside the fishing trawler

SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 10, Simon’s town. STATION 29, Airborne Sea Rescue Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s town station commander, said: At 08h06, Tuesday, 12th March, NSRI Simon’s town duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from a fishing trawler 16 nautical miles South of


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Jeffreys Bay assists a small sea turtle

 SEA RESCUE – JEFFREYS BAY – Tuesday, 12th March. Small sea turtle assisted:   Ernie Schmidt, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty controller, said: At approximately 12h30, Monday, 11th March, NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted following a call from Ettiene Venter of JBay Surf School reporting to have found a small sea turtle on Jeffreys Bay main


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Plettenberg Bay, Jeffreys Bay and Three Anchor Bay:

PLETTENBERG BAY: At 13h24, Thursday, 7th March, NSRI Plettenberg Bay medical crew responded to The Caves, Robberg Nature Reserve, to join SA National Parks rangers (SANParks) who responded to assist a 31 year old male tourist, from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, suffering dehydration during a hike. On arrival on the scene the man was


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