Robbie Gibson, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said:
At 15h36, Tuesday, 03rd April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the daughter of a 63 year old woman from Centurion reporting her and her mom hiking on the Robberg Trail and her mom not feeling well.
The sea rescue craft Leonard Smith and Free Runner were launched and an NSRI shore crewman was dispatched to the Robberg parking to hike to the 2 ladies on the trail.
On arrival on the scene the woman showing early signs of heat exhaustion was assisted to get to the West Beach and she was brought to our sea rescue station on our sea rescue craft.
Her daughter hiked to the car park accompanied by our NSRI crew and she fetched her mom at our sea rescue station with the advice to see a doctor for a check-up.
Vaughn Seconds, NSRI Strandfontein station commander, said:
We were alerted at 17h30, Tuesday, 03rd April, following reports made to SAWDN (South African Whale Disentanglement Network) of a dolphin appearing to be beaching near to Strandfontein, on the False Bay Coast.
We dispatched our NSRI crew to search the beach between Sunrise Beach and Sonwabe Beach and following a search we found a Common Dolphin sadly deceased on the beach after reportedly beaching earlier and seen by fishermen to be in distress and bleeding from her beak on the beach near to Sonwabe Beach.
Arrangements were made for marine authorities to collect the carcass on Wednesday.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE