Fisherman missing: George

Rescue Services at Gwaing River Mouth, GEORGE.

Robert van Helsdingen, NSRI Wilderness duty coxswain, said: At 17h04, Thursday, 13th February, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a fisherman fallen off rocks into the sea at the Gwaing River Mouth. NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene and our Sea Rescue vehicle was dispatched and the sea rescue craft


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Kwa-Zulu Natal – Saturday, 08 February. Patient evacuation off a ship – Durban. Boats assisted – North Coast:

DURBAN: Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said: At 08h30, Saturday, 08 February, NSRI Durban duty crew, accompanied by Netcare 911 rescue paramedics, launched the sea rescue craft Alick Rennie to rendezvous with a bulk carrier approaching Durban to patient evacuate an ill crewman from the ship. NSRI Durban and Netcare 911 ambulance services had


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Fatal drowning: PE

Jonathan Tufts, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said: At 17h20, Wednesday, 05 February, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from emergency services dispatched earlier to a drowning in progress in the Swartkops River near to the Red House Yacht Club. NMB (Nelson Mandela Bay) Beach Office, SA Police Services,


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Boat assisted – Durban

Paul Bevis, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said: At 10h24, Wednesday, 05 February, NSRI Durban duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski 6 following a request for assistance from 2 local crewmen on a 28 foot Buttcat craft reporting motor mechanical failure 7.8 nautical miles off-shore of Durban’s Port. We rendezvoused with the casualty boat


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Incidents in Gordon’s Bay and Kommetjie.

STRAND and GORDON’S BAY: Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, said: On Saturday, 01 February, at 20h06, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated to eye-witness reports of a man entering the sea at Strand Beach and the man reportedly disappeared in the surf. The sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski was launched and


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