Donate Shop Call for Help Now Find a Base


087 094 9774
Thank you everyone for your interest in the story of the Pink Rescue Buoy which was removed from The Point Beach at Jeffrey’s Bay. After hours of investigation by our unpaid volunteers, Atlas Security, SAPS, Kouga Traffic Department and Cathy (who shared the CCTV footage); the pink buoy has been located and returned to the beach. Those responsible for removing it have been part of the effort to reinstall it.
The owner of the vehicle was not involved and was not aware that those who borrowed her car had committed this act.
NSRI were involved in discussions with the three young men, their parents, the owner of the car and legal guidance was offered by the Authorities.
Through the investigation and subsequent mediation by our Station Commanders at NSRI Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth, all parties involved have apologised and expressed due remorse. It has been agreed that a period of community service will follow under the guidance of the Authorities.
NSRI commend all involved in the recovery and again urge the public to take ownership of the Drowning Prevention Pink Rescue Floatation Buoy program that has already contributed to one life being saved.
'The purpose of making them Pink', said NSRI CEO Dr. Cleeve Robertson, 'is because pink luminous buoys are more visible in the surf and able to be located by responding resources in a real emergency. The colour pink is unique to NSRI and anyone finding a pink buoy should please return it to NSRI. These buoys are on our beaches for public safety and South Africans can be proud of the initiative that they are part of.'
Next Article

Whales assisted in  disentanglement operation (Kleinmond)

Read More

You may also like

Survival Swimming long street 1345
SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 5 December 2023

Survival Swimming Lesson Locations | NSRI Summer Safety

Dive into safety this summer with NSRI's Survival Swimming lessons! Join us across South Africa to equip yourself with life-saving skills. Learn essential techniques to stay safe around water. Don't just enjoy the summer, embrace it with confidence. ...

Wilderness 5992
RESCUES  | Published: 3 December 2023

Multiple Incidents Involving The Rescue Of Children

NSRI Kleinmond medics and rescue swimmers, Overstrand Fire and Rescue Services, the SA Police Services, and WC Government Health EMS responded to Kleinmond Lagoon to reports from Overstrand Municipality of a drowning in progress in the lagoon. On arrival on ...

2023 12 02 Hout Bay Air Rescue
ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 3 December 2023

Double Operation Triumph: NSRI Hout Bay Executes Aerial Rescue for Dehydrated Hikers and Swiftly Responds to Save Local Woman with CPR

NSRI Hout Bay were alerted by Hout Bay CCP (Community Crime Prevention) control room of a group of hikers, locals, 2 adult females, an adult male and their dog, who had lost their way and were reporting to be dehydrated ...