Strand – Thursday, 10 December. A child remains in a critical condition and a teenager is missing:  

At 16h00, Thursday, 10 December, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following observations of a drowning in progress at Strand Beach. City of Cape Town (CoCT) Surf Lifesaving lifeguards initiated a rescue operation. NSRI Gordons Bay, with 2 sea rescue craft and rescue swimmers, CoCT Fire and Rescue Services, GB Med Sec ambulance services,


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Zululand Observer demonstrates the dangers of sudden drop in seabed level..

Demonstrating the dangers of the sudden drop in seabed level at T-jetty is Ray Harris PHOTO: Dave Savides

The Zululand Observer recently posted an article demonstrating the dangers of a sudden drop in Seabed level in response to recent drownings in Richards Bay. The depth of the water at some places, including T-jetty, is deceptive as the seabed suddenly drops away underfoot. Click on link below to read more.  WATCH: Richards Bay drowning


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Friday, 16th October Incidents

MILNERTON: At 17h51 on Friday afternoon NSRI were alerted to a drowning in progress at Lagoon Beach, Milnerton. Almost immediately it was reported that bystanders had recovered a 13 year old male from the surf and bystander CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts were in progress. CoCT Law Enforcement, Milnerton Surf Lifesaving lifeguards, Community Medics, Life


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Kleinmond – 3 men deceased after a boat was found washed ashore:

Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 07h11, Saturday, 17 October, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of a RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) washed ashore along the shoreline approximately 4 kilometers from Kleinmond and the boat is suspected to have capsized during the night. The NSRI Kleinmond sea rescue craft Jaytee III and Rescue


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NSRI ERECTS TWO PINK RESCUE BUOYS AT MABULALA DAM WHERE TWO COUSINS DROWNED

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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