Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
STRAND:Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said:At 16h20, Thursday, 22nd February, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Strand Beach.NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene, the sea rescue craft Spirit of Mercantile was prepared to be launched, GB Med Security ambulance service, ER24 ambulance service, Law Enforcement, Neighbourhood Watch members and the SA Police Services responded.On arrival on the scene a 26 year old man, from Blue Downs, was found safe out of the water in the care of Strand Surf Lifesaving Club lifeguards and he was treated by paramedics for non-fatal drowning symptoms and he has been transported to hospital by GB Med Security ambulance in a stable condition and he is expected to fully recover.It was revealed the the casualty and friends were swimming when they were caught in rip currents.Friends and community members were able to assist 26 year old man from the water and off-duty Strand Surf Lifesaving Club lifeguards had also entered the water and were able to assist to get the man safely to shore and then initiating medical treatment .NSRI commend all who assisted. TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE
Share
Next Article

French Embassy visits NSRI

Read More

You may also like

Generic  Shark Warning sign
RESCUE  | Published: 28 June 2022

Plettenberg Bay – Fatal shark incident

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a shark incident involving a swimmer at Sanctuary Beach, on the Robberg side of Robberg 5, Plettenberg Bay. ...

Station 23 Wilderness 02
RESCUES  | Published: 28 June 2022

Incidents at Swart River and at Karatara

NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted to reports of a truck that left the roadway at a low lying bridge on the Karatara River, Karatara Road, Karatara, inland of Sedgefield, with the truck reportedly trapped in rapid flowing water. AND ...

STATION 10 Simonstown
RESCUES  | Published: 27 June 2022

Cape Point – Fishing vessel capsizes:

At 04h44, Sunday, 26 June, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) were alerted by Telkom Maritime Radio Services and by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) of a Saldanha Bay 24 meter fishing vessel capsized and that there were casualties in the ...