Donate Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774

NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a fisherman swept off rocks at Klein Voelklip near to Herolds Bay.

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said:

NSRI crew responded to Herolds Bay and launched the NSRI sea rescue craft V's Rescuer, from the Herolds Bay NSRI garage, and the sea rescue craft Oscars Rescuer was towed to Herolds Bay and launched.

NSRI rescue swimmers and shore crew, the SA Police Services, George Fire and Rescue Services and WC Government Health EMS ambulance and their EMS rescue squad responded.

On arrival on the scene a sea and shoreline search commenced for a 26 year old George man.

Friends of the man, fellow anglers, confirmed that while fishing along the shoreline a wave had swept over the man and he had been swept into the sea before they lost sight of him. They had immediately raised the alarm.

During an extensive search a Police Dive Unit was activated and they joined in the search operation on the scene.

Despite an extensive search there remains no sign of the missing man.

On Saturday, 18 June, Police divers, continuing in an ongoing search for the missing man, have been joined by NSRI Wilderness crew who launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Rotary 100 and V's Rescuer and are assisting Police divers in the ongoing search.

Police divers have free dived at the search area in their ongoing search efforts and sea and shoreline search efforts are ongoing.

Police have opened an investigation.

Thoughts are with the family and friends of the missing man in this difficult time.

Share
Next Article

Commendable efforts to avert a disaster at sea in a boating accident

Read More

You may also like

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. ...

Station 23 Wilderness 02
RESCUES  | Published: 28 June 2022

Incidents at Swart River and at Karatara

NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted to reports of a truck that left the roadway at a low lying bridge on the Karatara River, Karatara Road, Karatara, inland of Sedgefield, with the truck reportedly trapped in rapid flowing water. AND ...

STATION 10 Simonstown
RESCUES  | Published: 27 June 2022

Cape Point – Fishing vessel capsizes:

At 04h44, Sunday, 26 June, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) were alerted by Telkom Maritime Radio Services and by MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) of a Saldanha Bay 24 meter fishing vessel capsized and that there were casualties in the ...