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We have an update on our Pink Rescue Buoy project:Decades ago there were life rings on beaches - the Pink Rescue Buoys work in the same way. They are funded by the community, for use by the community and we rely on the same community to help us ensure that they stay put.A few (just 9%) have been taken and never returned and that worries us. It is a small percentage - but it may cost a life. We are taking a positive approach and believe that awareness will change mindsets. More than a third of those taken have been returned - often by young people (late teens and early 20s) who had been out (usually a Friday or Saturday night) and then had regret the next morning. Two that were returned had been taken by young children as a fun toy.We are embarking on an awareness drive as we prepare for summer. Each time we visit a school we talk about the Pink Rescue Buoys and we explain their purpose. Please do your bit to help spread the word.We have placed a total of 271 Pink Rescue Buoys25 of these went missing and are still missing12 lives have been saved (8 adults and 4 children)These are the spots (in date order) where Pink Rescue Buoys have been used. At some places the casualty had already reached the shore when they arrived with the buoy:
    1. Wilderness
    2. Jefferys Bay - The Point
    3. Port Alfred
    4. Port Alfred
    5. Melkbosstrand
    6. Cape Vidal
    7. Wilderness
    8. Wilderness
    9. Sedgefield
    10. Kalk Bay
    11. Kleinkranz - Wilderness
    12. Sea Point
    13. Cape Vidal
    14. Groenvlei beach, Sedgefield
If you would like to sponsor a Pink Rescue Buoy please click here to visit our online store or you can email us on info@searescue.org.za
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