From 22h00, Monday, 22nd April, NSRI Durban and NSRI Ballito assisted the emergency services flood related incidents in the greater Durban area including the assistance at a house collapse in Malvern where it has been confirmed there were sadly 4 fatalities, an adult male, an adult female and 2 children.
All emergency Services were deployed, Police, Police Search and Rescue, IPSS medical and rescue, eThekwini lifeguards, eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services, KZN Government Health EMS, Disaster Risk Management, Netcare 911 ambulance services, ER24 ambulance services, and additional local private ambulance services, private security companies.
Assisting in flood related incidents, the rescue of trapped residents, evacuating flooded structures, business and residential, vehicle entrapments and vehicles swept away by floods, persons and animals swept away by floods or trapped by swollen rivers.
At 12h33, Tuesday, 23rd April, NSRI Shelly Beach, NSRI Port Edward and NSRI Rocky Bay, joined the emergency services assisting at flood related incidents on the South Coast.
NSRI on the KZN South Coast were activated to assist emergency services dealing with flood related incidents on the South Coast KZN.
NSRI joined Police Search and Rescue and Med-Evac ambulance services responding to incidents.
The sea rescue craft Shelly Spirit was towed and launched at multiple incidents together with a Police Search and Rescue rubber-duck.
While multiple incidents were attended to by the emergency services the NSRI attended up to 31 incidents with Police Search and Rescue and affiliated services, Tower 13 lifeguards, Fire and Rescue Services, Med-Evac ambulance services and other ambulance services, incidents ranging from structural collapses, drowning incidents, mudslides, entrapments, evacuations and animal rescues.
NSRI commend all of the services that came together in this trying time together community services and the communities of Kwa-Zulu Natal during these floods.