Siya Kolisi, who nearly drowned when he was 12 years old, urges South Africans to “Launch A Legacy” that will save lives for years to come

When Siya Kolisi, Springbok rugby captain, Stormers and Western Province player, was 12 years old, he nearly drowned. Kolisi, says that “there are 600 children who drown in South Africa every year in entirely preventable incidents. In my community, we have days when we go to the beach, and a lot of the times you


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A hive of activity in Richards Bay

The crew at Station 19 Richards Bay were out in full force over the weekend. Brynn Gericke wrote: “We participated in the Port Festival by putting on a display covering the righting of our training vessel Flip-it, the casualties then lit flares and put out a call for assistance which activated the Spirit of Round


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Dibana Logistics give NSRI a free ride

A big thank you to Dibana Logistics who placed our NSRI Lifeguard station back on the beach at Melkbosstrand this morning, in preparation for the summer season. Dibana Logistics will take a second 6 meter container to our Simon’s Town rescue base for them to use as a control room while their station is undergoing


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Full Moon Spring Tide alert. Man missing – Mossel Bay. False Alarm with good intentions – Mossel Bay. Sunken vehicle recovered at boat club slip-way – Richards Bay:

MOSSEL BAY: Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 15h18, Saturday, 22nd September, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following reports of an angler swept into the sea at the Dana Baai side of Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay. The sea rescue craft St Blaize Rescuer was launched, our NSRI rescue vehicle and the SA


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Man assisted in the surfline

Ettiene van Gent, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station 37 Lifesaving Unit Captain, said: At approximately 17h05 on Monday, 17th September, our NSRI Jeffreys Bay Lifesaving lifeguards, having completed a routine training exercise at Pellsrus Beach, we noticed a commotion on the beach front and went to investigate. A crowd had gathered and were raising concerns and attempting


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Boat assisted

Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: At 09h30, Sunday, 16th September, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports from a member of the public of a rubber-duck drifting towards shore and towards rocks with 3 men onboard off-shore of Gerricke’s Point, Sedgefield. Our duty crew responded to our Sedgefield satellite Sea Rescue station


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