Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand station commander, said:At 12h45 on Sunday the 12th of November, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort were informed of two persons being swept out to sea by a rip currents at the Witsand Main beach.We dispatched our NSRI rescue swimmers and on arrival on the scene we found two people already safely out of the water and in the parking area.We were informed that one of the two males, a 15 year old, had been swimming when he got caught in rip currents.His 20 year old friend swam out to him and managed to get to him and rescued him from the surf.Both males, from Heidelberg, who were at the beach on a day trip, were showing signs of secondary drowning and suffering from shock.They were both stabilised on scene by our NSRI medics and then kept under observation until the WC Government Health EMS ambulance arrived on scene. They were handed into the care of the EMS paramedics in a stable conditions.NSRI commends the 20 year old for going in to rescue his friend.NSRI are urging the public to be aware of the dangers of rip currents at beaches.For water safety tips go to www.searescue.org.zaTO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
Share
Next Article

Don't give up

Read More

You may also like

NSRI Plett 7
RESCUES  | Published: 25 September 2021

National – Shark Alert - Port Alfred and Life saved - Plettenberg Bay

NSRI are appealing to bathers, paddlers and boaters to be cautious due to the increased shark presence attracted by the whale carcass and we are appealing to bathers to not swim at Port Alfred beaches because of the increased shark ...

28471500 1756939531033894 6698045495756980224 n
ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 18 September 2021

Hartbeespoort Dam – Dog rescued:

At 14h20, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following multiple eye-witness reports of a dog in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam and appearing to be in difficulty swimming in the direction from Mariners Village, Kosmos, towards Pecanwood. ...

197002094 4235422629852930 8017248573942838702 n
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 18 September 2021

Yzerfontein – 2 fishermen deceased

At 09h46, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew and the SA Police Services were activated following reports from a local fishing vessel that they were heading towards Yzerfontein harbour with 8 crew onboard of which 2 crewmen were suspected to be deceased. ...