Enos Sibashe, Loveness’s father, with one of the Pink Rescue Buoys that he put up on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, at the Mabulala dam

NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson estimates that there are 2000 fatal drownings each year in South Africa. Six hundred of these are children. Many of these drownings are preventable, if only there had been proper prevention initiatives or the right equipment at hand. On Friday 12 June 2020, South Africans were shocked at the news

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Hermanus: Local fisherman deceased

At 08h41, Thursday, 25 June, NSRI Station 17 Hermanus duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Rotarian Burnett to join in a search operation that had been initiated on Wednesday for a fisherman who had gone missing near to the New harbour, between the New harbour and the old harbour. On Wednesday Overberg Fire and Rescue

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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