Ballito North – Fatal drowning:

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: On Monday 20 April, at approximately 12h50, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated to reports of a drowning in progress on the Umvoti river just East of the Melville Mill area. An NSRI Ballito rescue team, SA Police Services, Police Search and Rescue, Police K9 Search and Rescue,


Continue reading



Non-fatal drowning: Mossel Bay

Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay Station Commander, said: At 17h01, Friday, 20 March, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witnes reports of a drowning in progress at Kleinbrak River, Main Beach. The sea rescue craft St Blaze Rescuer was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers and By Grace ambulance services responded. An NSRI rescue


Continue reading



Non-fatal drowning – Yzerfontein

34 yzerfontein Picture: / Sea Rescue

Willem Lubbe, NSRI Yzerfontein Station Commander, said: At 17h09, Monday, 20th January, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein. NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene and found a 58 year old Scottish man, now living in South Africa, was safe on the


Continue reading



Kleinmond – Fatal drowning:

Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 16h02, Saturday, 04 January, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated to respond to Palmiet Beach following eye-witnesses reporting lifeguards in the surfline rescuing a man from the water. NSRI crew responded and CMC ambulance services and WC Government Health EMS were activated. On NSRI and CMC ambulance service paramedics arriving


Continue reading