Donate Shop Call for Help Now Find a Base

NSRI EMERGENCY
OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

087 094 9774

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.

Andre Barnard, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:

The sea rescue craft Rotarian Burnett was launched, NSRI rescue swimmers, our NSRI rescue vehicle and St Johns ambulance services responded directly to the scene. WC Government Health EMS were activated.

While responding additional calls were being received of 2 females washed off the old harbour wall by waves at the Hermanus Old Harbour.

On arrival on the scene, just off-shore of the Hermanus Old Harbour, 2 adult females were located and recovered onto the NSRI rescue craft.

CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts commenced.

They were brought to the NSRI rescue station where CPR was continued by paramedics.

Sadly, after all efforts to resuscitate the 2 females were exhausted, they were declared deceased by paramedics.

The SA Police Services were activated and an inquest docket has been opened.

The bodies of the 2 sister's, aged 60 and 62, from Ceres, have been taken into the care of Government Health Forensic Pathology Services.

Condolences are conveyed to the family of the deceased.

Next Article

SEA RESCUE – Incidents this past week:

Read More

You may also like

2024 02 18 Gordons Bay 1
RESCUES  | Published: 18 February 2024

NSRI Gordons Bay Reacts to Beach Incident Near Naval Base

NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following eyewitness reports of a drowning in progress at a beach next to Gordons Bay Main Beach (next to the Gordons Bay Naval Base). ...

Simons Town Rescue 10
RESCUES  | Published: 18 February 2024

National Incidents

NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from 3 South African men on a sailing yacht reporting to be caught in heavy seas off-shore of Richards Bay motoring with one of their two motors after ...

2024 02 13 Rescue 6 Alpha
RESCUES  | Published: 13 February 2024

NSRI Gqeberha Rescues Crew from Sinking Vessel off Port Elizabeth Coast

NSRI Gqeberha duty crew were activated following a Mayday distress call, intercepted by TNPA (Transnet National Ports Authority) Port of Port Elizabeth Port Control and by Telkom Maritime Radio Services, from a local supply motor vessel, with 3 local crew ...