Weekend callouts around the coast

LAMBERTS BAY: Stewart Seini, Manager of NSRI’s Cederberg Municipality Water Safety Program, said: At 16h35, Saturday, 08th December, NSRI duty beach patrollers noticed a man on a jet-ski appearing to be in difficulty just off-shore of Lamberts Bay. An NSRI surf rescue swimmer, using a Malibu rescue board. paddled out to the man while the NSRI


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Spearfisherman found deceased:

Source: SA-Venues.com

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: Just prior to 21h00, Thursday, 29th November, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports of a spearfisherman missing in the Sheffield Beach area. The sea rescue craft Caltex Challenger II was launched and Kwadakuza Municipal lifeguards and IPSS Medical Rescue responded. On arrival at scene it was found that earlier


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Teenager missing in the surf: Rocky Bay

Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: An ongoing search for a missing 16 year old male continued from 04h30 today, Friday, 30th November, including NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew and Police Search and Rescue, at Scottburgh Beach. The sea rescue craft Freemasons Way was launched but despite the ongoing sea and shoreline search


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Assistance at motor vehicle accident:

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At approximately 23h00, Monday, 12th November, NSRI Ballito duty crew, SRU (Specialised Rescue Unit) and the SA Police Services responded to the Dudley Pringle Dam, Sandfields area, following reports of a motor vehicle accident. On arrival on the scene we found a vehicle semi-submerged and trapped in dense hyacinth


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Yacht assisted

Jacques Kruger, NSRI Richards Bay duty coxswain, said: At 17h00, Tuesday, 06th November, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from a yacht reporting motor mechanical failure in the Port of Richards Bay and requiring assistance to get to her mooring. The yacht


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Another life is saved

Safety Alert NSRI are urging the public to swim at beaches only where and when lifeguards are on duty and swim within the safe demarcated swimming zones posted by lifeguards using their red and yellow flags.   PORT EDWARD: Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said: At 12h32, Wednesday, 24th October, NSRI Port Edward


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SafeTrx emergency false alarm

Spirit of Vodacom rescue crew: Back row: Dr Tome Mendes, Heidi McAllister, Coxswain: Marc de Vos, Mia Salonen, Albert van Wyk. Front row: Stuart Lewis, Jess Thomson, Monique Martin, Stuart Main

Marc de Vos, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said: At 18h29, NSRI Table Bay duty crew, during routine training exercises, we were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a NSRI RSA SafeTrx emergency activation intercepted by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) indicating a local paddler on a surf ski off-shore of Queens Beach, Sea Point,


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Rescue reports and updates

File image: Dr Berend Maarsingh

MONWABISI: On Wednesday, 26th September, the SA Police Services confirmed that a Police Dive Unit recovered a body of a male at Monwabisi, believed to be that of a 29 year old male that succumbed to the elements in a drowning accident on Monday, 24th September. Formal identification is being arranged by the SA Police


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