Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774
At 18h46, Sunday, 13 December, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Alkanstrand, Richards Bay, at the North breaker wall.NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene and the sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched.The SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue, Netcare 911 ambulance services, and additional private ambulance services responded.On arrival on the scene a local man, believed to be aged 32, was found to be in difficulty in the water near to the Dolosse. He had been swimming with his brother when they got into difficulty. It appears that they were caught in rip currents. The brother had managed to reach the shore and he was not injured.NSRI rescue swimmers entered the water and rescued the man to the beach where CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts were commenced by NSRI medics and CPR efforts were joined by paramedics.Sadly, despite extensive CPR efforts, the man has been declared deceased.The body of the man has been taken into the care of KZN Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.Police have opened an inquest docket.Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased man.
Share
Next Article

NSRI's Summer Water Safety

Read More

You may also like

28471500 1756939531033894 6698045495756980224 n
ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 18 September 2021

Hartbeespoort Dam – Dog rescued:

At 14h20, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following multiple eye-witness reports of a dog in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam and appearing to be in difficulty swimming in the direction from Mariners Village, Kosmos, towards Pecanwood. ...

197002094 4235422629852930 8017248573942838702 n
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 18 September 2021

Yzerfontein – 2 fishermen deceased

At 09h46, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew and the SA Police Services were activated following reports from a local fishing vessel that they were heading towards Yzerfontein harbour with 8 crew onboard of which 2 crewmen were suspected to be deceased. ...

IMRF Awards Background
AWARDS  | Published: 14 September 2021

Waves of elation sweep across the NSRI after winning two Awards

Stories of dedication, selflessness, bravery and innovation dominated the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards ceremony today with the NSRI winning two international awards. ...