Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
STRUIS BAAI:Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said:At 11h20, Sunday, 27th November, NSRI Agulhas duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Agulhas and I&J Rescuer IV following a request for assistance from a small craft suffering mechanical motor failure and being swept into the surf-line approximately 3 nautical miles from Struis Baai off-shore of De Plaat, with a young male and a young female onboard.On arrival on the scene we towed the craft out to sea and out of danger of the surf-line and once in deeper, safer, water the tow-line was adjusted and they were towed safely to Struisbaai harbour without incident and they required no further assistance.boat-assisted-struisbaaiWILDERNESS:Robert van Helsdingen, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said:At 13h15, Sunday, 27th November, NSRI Wilderness duty crew dispatched a sea rescue vehicle to Leentjies Klip, near to the Kaaimans River Mouth, West of the Wilderness sea rescue station, following eye-witness reports of a paddle canoe flooded with a man hanging onto the paddle canoe in the surf line.On arrival on the scene the sea rescue crew waded into the surf and assisted the 47 year old local man ashore safely and the canoe was recovered.No further assistance was required.ST FRANCIS BAY:Sarah Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said:At 16h07, Sunday, 27th November, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the local Chokka fishing vessel Derma reporting a 50 year old crewman onboard collapsed unconscious suffering suspected dehydration in the vicinity of Aasvogels and the vessel reporting to be headed towards the Port of St Francis.The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II launched and on arrival on the scene the sea rescue crew found the fisherman pulseless and breathless.He was transferred onto the sea rescue craft where CPR was initiated.CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts continued onboard the sea rescue craft and on arrival in Port Private Care ambulance services paramedics took over care of the patient but after all efforts to resuscitate the man were exhausted he was declared deceased by paramedics.Sincerest Condolences are conveyed to family, friends and his fellow crewmen.TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
Share
Next Article

Richards Bay Golf Day 2016

Read More

You may also like

SHARK SIGHTING Plett
RESCUES  | Published: 25 September 2022

Plett beaches closed after shark incident

The NSRI and the Bitou Municipality appeal to the public to be cautious along the Plettenberg Bay and Southern Cape coastline. Beaches have been closed in Plettenberg Bay by Bitou Municipality. ...

FECC679 E D0 D0 4693 BDBC 9 CA9 C1 D075 AF
ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 15 September 2022

Seal assisted - Hermanus

On Saturday, 10 September, NSRI Hermanus, while conducting routine maintenance at our NSRI Hermanus rescue station were alerted by public members of a seal, witnessed in amongst the Dolosse, in and around the new harbour, with a rope entangled around ...

Ripcurrentexample
DROWNING PREVENTION  | Published: 13 September 2022

NSRI Cautions Public on Rip Currents

With the recent spate of drowning incidents around the country, some being caused by RIP currents. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is urging extreme public caution around the coast. ...