Sean Nass, NSRI Port Nolloth station commander, said:
At 07h00, NSRI Port Nolloth duty crew were activated following reports from Police of a small open fishing boat capsized in the surf at South Reef, Port Nolloth.
The sea rescue craft Rescue 43 was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers and WC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services responded.
On arrival on the scene 3 local fishermen aged 59, 38 and 32, had been recovered from the water by members of the public and by other fishermen.
Medical treatment for hypothermia and non fatal drowning symptoms was administered and they were transported to hospital, the 59 year old male in a critical condition and the remaining 2 fishermen in stable conditions.
Sadly despite extensive medical treatment the 59 year old male has succumbed to his injuries and passed away in hospital.
The 2 remaining survivors are recovering.
Police have opened an inquest docket.
Condolences are conveyed to family, friends and colleagues of the deceased fisherman.
NSRI have recovered the capsized boat from the surf.
NSRI commend the public members and fishermen who recovered the 3 casualty fishermen from the water.
Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:
At 10h59, Monday, 01 April, NSRI Kommetjie were activated following reports from members of the public of a Whale shark washed ashore at long Beach Kommetjie and suspected to be alive.
Our NSRI rescue vehicle responded and the City of Cape Town Marine Animal Stranding Network were activated.
On arrival on the scene the 5 meter whale shark was confirmed to be deceased and it appears that the cause of death may have been from a ship strike.
NSRI Kommetjie rescue swimmers recovered the carcass to the beach where CoCT Solid Waste Removal teams arrived to recover the carcass which has been transported to UCT (University of Cape Town) for scientific examination together with the Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts.
Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said:
At 13h35, Monday, 01 April, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated to reports of a male and a female injured at Point Beach following a non fatal drowning accident.
An NSRI Jeffreys Bay crew member who is also an NSRI Jeffreys Bay lifeguard, surfing in the area at the time, had responded to assist the 2 children who were being swept out to sea by rip currents and together with members of the public they were able to get the children to rocks and then recovered both of them to the beach and the alarm was raised.
Our NSRI rescue vehicle, Gardmed ambulance services and EC Government Health EMS responded.
On arrival on the scene the children, female aged 8 and male aged approximately 10, both local children, were treated for non fatal drowning symptoms and they have been transported to hospital in stable conditions by ambulance for further treatment and they are expected to fully recover.