NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy Programme

Sea Rescue presented our NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy emergency flotation project at International Lifesaving’s biannual ‘World Conference on Drowning Prevention’ (WCDP) Conference in Durban this week. NSRI’s Drowning Prevention manager Andrew Ingram addressed delegates from around the world explaining where the idea originated from, how it has been funded and implemented and that to date


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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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