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At 15h45, Friday, 09th January, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew launched our sea rescue craft HARVEY’S FIBREGLASS following reports of a drowning in progress 2 kilometers from our rescue base.On arrival on-scene NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed into the water to free dive search for a local man aged in his 30’s that had gone missing in the water.During a search the body of the man was located and recovered from the water and brought ashore where paramedics declared him deceased. Our condolences to the man's family.His body has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.Later, at 20h55, NSRI Vaal Dam dispatched our rescue vehicle to respond to a motor vehicle accident on the R549 North of the Vaal Dam.Initial reports suggested a multiple motor vehicle accident with multiple patients and Mid Vaal Fire and Rescue Services, Police and ambulance services were responding but on arrival on-scene only a truck had overturned and the three occupants of the truck were not injured and required no medical assistance.imageTO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONESMS 32287 with your name and a message of support for our Sea Rescue crew
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