Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base


087 094 9774
At 15h56, Saturday, 12 September, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Kariega Beach, Kenton-On-Sea.NSRI Port Alfred, SA Police Services, Gardmed ambulance services, EC Government Health EMS, Hi-Tec Security and Night Watch (neighbourhood watch) responded.On arrival on the scene 2 males, believed to be aged in their early 20's and believed to be from the Eastern Cape and one from Kwa-Zulu Natal, located in shallow surf on the shoreline, were recovered onto the beach and NSRI medics conducted extensive CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts.NSRI were assisted on the scene by public members and community services.Despite extensive CPR efforts sadly paramedics have declared both men deceased.The bodies of the deceased have been taken into the care of Police and EC Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.Police have opened an Inquest Docket.Condolences are conveyed to the families and friends of the deceased.It appears that while a group of young adults were swimming at Kariega River Mouth the 2 men got into difficulty after being caught in rip currents and were swept out to sea.NSRI commend bystanders and community services who raised the alarm and who assisted on the scene.
Next Article

A busy Saturday for our Witbank crew

Read More

You may also like

Station 23 Wilderness 04
RESCUE  | Published: 4 July 2022

SEA RESCUE – Incidents this past week:

At 11h06, Wednesday, 29 June, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated to assist Eden 911 ambulance services who were responding to a female who slipped an injured herself on the Half Collared Kingfisher Trail, 3 kilometers upstream from Ebb & ...

Station 17 Hermanus 02
RESCUES  | Published: 3 July 2022

Hermanus – Fatal drowning

NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of 2 person's, appearing to be lifeless, floating in the water near to the Old Harbour, Hermanus. ...

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. ...