Fatal drownings along the coast

GEORGE: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: On Saturday, 07 September, at 17h52, NSRI Wilderness was contacted by a member of public requesting urgent assistance for a non-fatal drowning incident at Victoria Bay with the casualty reported to be out of the water. The casualty, a 22-year old male, reportedly a University student,


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Successful search for 2 men on a RIB

At 10h56, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) received unconfirmed reports of 2 fishermen suspected to be in difficulty adrift at sea off-shore of Macassar on a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). CoCT Law Enforcement officers had located a boat washed ashore at Macassar. Local fishermen informed the Law Enforcement officers that 2 men from that boat


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Whale assisted in a disentanglement operation

At 17h01, Sunday, 04th August, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers launched from Port Alfred aboard two NSRI Port Alfred sea rescue craft, Lotto Challenger and Rescue 11 Alpha following reports from a container ship, passing the coast of Port Alfred. They alerted Port Elizabeth TNPA (Transnet National Port Authority) of a whale they had


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28th July Incidents

GORDONS BAY: Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said: At 13h04, Wednesday, 24 July, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a vehicle run slightly over the the edge of Gordons Bay harbour quayside with a local husband and wife in the vehicle. On arrival on the scene our sea rescue


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Man missing at Preston Beach, Park Rynie

Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 12h38, Thursday, 11th July, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Preston Beach, Park Rynie. NSRI Rocky Bay rescue swimmers, Police Search and Rescue, the SA Police Services, Scottburgh lifeguards and Med-Evac ambulance services responded. Arriving on scene,


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Whales assisted in disentanglement operation

SAWDN successfully disentangled a juvenile 8 meter Humpback whale from an entanglement in fishing gear off Buffels Bay, Cape Point. SAWDN were activated late yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 30th June, following eye witness reports of a whale appearing to be entangled. SAWDN volunteers, aboard an NSRI Simon’s Town rigid inflatable sea rescue craft and the local


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Surfer rescued

Sara Jane Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said: At 16h03 on Thursday the 27th of June NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress near the popular surf spot Granny’s Pool. Our Sea Rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and our NSRI rescue


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