Hout Bay NSRI will dispatch their 4.2 metre rescue craft, a full sea rescue volunteer crew and a 4×4 sea rescue vehicle to Hout Bay beach to physically stand-by on the beach during the busiest periods on the 26th and 27th of December and the 2nd and 3rd of January.
Brad Geyser, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: “With the absence of the private volunteer “surf rescue team” who used to watch over Hout Bay beach during Summer vacation period our sea rescue volunteers have offered to be on physical stand-by during these traditionally busiest periods on Hout Bay Beach.”
NSRI volunteers are on duty 24 hours a day every day of the year. We urge anyone visiting the coast or living or working near to the coast to learn your nearest sea rescue emergency phone number. Go to < http://www.nsri.org.za/emergency-numbers/> to find out your nearest sea rescue emergency phone number.
Sea Rescue – National – 22 December, 2010.
The search continues at Hangklip, we appeal for information Eerste Rivier kayakers , Southern Cape.
A Police Dive Unit is continuing the search for a 48 year old woman who went missing in the surf at Hangklip, near Pringle Bay, yesterday.
NSRI Plettenberg Bay are appealing to anyone with information relating to two sea kayakers (or surf skiers) last seen by eye-witnesses suspected to be being blown out to sea off-shore of Oubos, East of the Storms River Mouth in the vicinity of Eerste Rivier in strong off-shore winds.
A search was conducted by a fixed wing aircraft but no sign of the two paddlers was found.
Ray Farnham, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: “No reports of anyone overdue or missing have been reported and we are appealing to the two paddlers to contact the NSRI at 0823803800. Anyone suspecting two paddlers to be overdue or missing in the area should call sea rescue to report their fears.”
We are appealing to anyone who gets into difficulty at sea but who manages to get ashore safely without assistance should call sea rescue to let us know you are safe.