Winter Holiday Safety Tips

The winter holiday is here and we all want to make sure our children have fun, but it is important to remember a few water safety tips during these holidays : * always supervise children when they near water * never swim alone * never cross flooded bridges or rivers * know the emergency number


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Visit to Generations school Hermanus

Hermanus volunteer crew Jonathan Fourie and trainee Nikita Werthmann (Both advances paramedics at station 17 Hermanus) went to visit Generations school today for an event the school has each term called an ‘inning’ (the opposite of an outing!). The school asked Station 17 crew to have a fun talk with the kiddies aged 6-9 about


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International Water Safety Day

Andrew Ingram, NSRI National Drowning Prevention Manager, said: We estimate that 600 children drown each year in South Africa. 15 May is International Water Safety day and this year we would like to focus attention on those most at risk of drowning – children under the age of five. The places that toddlers face the


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Incident: South Coast KZN

KELSO – South Coast KZN: Kevin Fourie, NSRI Rocky Bay station commander, said: At 09h30, Sunday, 12th May, NSRI Rocky Bay duty crew were activated following reports from a paddle-skier who arrived at our sea rescue station, where we were conducting routine training, reporting his friend on a fishing kayak in distress off-shore of Kelso. We launched


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West Coast Rescue Swimmers

One of our Cedarberg rescue swimmers keeping watch.

In November last year Sea Rescue trained Rescue Swimmers and a beach safety patrol team to watch over bathers at Clanwilliam, Lamberts Bay and Elands Bay. The team trained extremely hard and were operational from Mid November to Mid January this year. They made a great contribution to water safety in the Cederberg and will


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Spot the Dangers..

Illustration by Megan the Bird

All it takes is a few seconds to fall or step into deep water and drown.  Sea Rescue’s Water Safety lessons now have an additional emphasis on ‘spot the dangers’, adding an extra layer of education to emphasise the importance of knowing the water before you enter it to keep yourself safe. Our Water Safety


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National Safety Alert:

NSRI Spring Tide Alert for the Christmas weekend: Sea Rescue is urging public caution around the coast as the full moon spring tide effect has now started taking effect leading towards the Full Moon peak at 15h00 on Saturday 22 December. This spring tide alert applies from today to 26 December when the full moon spring tide will


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RNLI Survival Swimming course in Zanzibar

Sea Rescue’s national water safety team leader Eoudia Erasmus is winging her way home after taking part in an intensive Survival Swimming workshop in Zanzibar as a guest of the RNLI.   For a number of years the RNLI have been training Survival Swimming Instructors how to teach survival swimming skills to children. The workshop


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