Our Boatshed at Station 23 Wilderness

NSRI rescue stations serve not only as storage areas for assets, boats and equipment and control stations for operations, they are also family spaces where we encourage the involvement of spouses and children, outside of operations, to ensure that volunteer time is sustained and that families are not denied time with their loved ones. We believe this is an


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Whale carcass to be removed and warning of possible increased shark activity – Southern Cape:

On Friday afternoon, 29th June, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted to a whale beaching at Sedgefield Beach, between the Swartvlei River Mouth and Sedgefield Beach.The NSRI Montagu Property Quad Bike with NSRI rescue swimmers was dispatched and SA National Park (SANParks) rangers, Cape Nature members, and Marine Authorities were alerted and officials attended the


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Paddler found safe: Wilderness

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness duty controller, said: At 17h05, Sunday, 20th May, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted by public members concerned for their friend who they suspected may be in difficulty at sea while paddling off-shore of Wilderness. The local paddler, described by his friends as an experienced and a regular paddler, he had launched


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Update – Missing Marie Ostbo:

Update – Missing Marie Ostbo: An extensive search operation has continued in the ongoing search for missing Marie Ostbo of Norway. NSRI Wilderness have continued to support Police in their ongoing search efforts and NSRI Wilderness commend our coast watchers, neighbouring NSRI stations, the fishing community, local communities and NSRI supporters in their ongoing efforts


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Teenager in fatal drowning: Pacaltsdorp

PACALTSDORP: Robert van Helsdingen, NSRI Wildreness station commander, said: At 14h20, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from Police at Pacaltsdorp, near to George, reporting a drowning in progress in a dam. Our NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene in their private vehicles and on arrival on the scene


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Incidents at Witsand and Wilderness:

WITSAND: On Monday, 20 November, at 06h00, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort duty crew were activated following reports from a local resident of a cyclist in an accident on a mountain bike in Baracouta Street, Witsand. An NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort medic was sent to the scene where he medically assessed a man found to be in a stable


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