Incident: Witsand

Martin Fourie, NSRI Witsand station commander, said: On Friday morning, 29th of March, just after 07h00 NSRI Witsand duty crew were activated following reports of a kayak fisherman suspected to be in distress following an NSRI RSA SafeTrx emergency alert. Our crew launched the sea rescue craft Breede Rescuer and after a quick search managed

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SEA RESCUE – National – Saturday, 16th March. Incidents at Cape Point, Clifton and Port Nolloth:

SIMON’S TOWN: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 11h00, Saturday, 16th March, NSRI Simon’s Town and CMR (Cape Medical Response) paramedics were alerted by a dive charter boat reporting to be headed towards Simon’s Town with CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts being conducted on a 63 year old British man who surfaced from

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SEA RESCUE – Cape Point – Tuesday, 12th March. Patient evacuation off fishing boat:

Spirit of Safmarine III beside the fishing trawler

SEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 10, Simon’s town. STATION 29, Airborne Sea Rescue Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s town station commander, said: At 08h06, Tuesday, 12th March, NSRI Simon’s town duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from a fishing trawler 16 nautical miles South of

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Jeffreys Bay assists a small sea turtle

 SEA RESCUE – JEFFREYS BAY – Tuesday, 12th March. Small sea turtle assisted:   Ernie Schmidt, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty controller, said: At approximately 12h30, Monday, 11th March, NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted following a call from Ettiene Venter of JBay Surf School reporting to have found a small sea turtle on Jeffreys Bay main

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Plettenberg Bay activated to report on drowning

Ray Farnham is launched

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 14h31, NSRI Station 14 Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Dunes Beach. Our NSRI duty crew responded to our sea rescue base and the sea rescue craft Airlink Rescuer, Ray Farnham Rescuer and our Discovery Rescue Runner were

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Port Edward responds to 3 seperate incidents

NSRI Port Edward wild coast sun RescuerPicture: / Sea Rescue

John Nicholas, NSRI Port Edward station commander, said: At 12h00, Monday, 18th February, NSRI Station 32 Port Edward duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of 3 people in difficulty in the surf at Port Edward main beach. Our duty crew responded to our sea rescue station to prepare to launch sea rescue craft and NSRI

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NSRI Hout Bay secures Fishing Trawler

HOUT BAY: Lyall Pringle, NSRI Hout Bay station commander, said: At 06h13, Friday, 01 February, NSRI Station 8 Hout Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a call to NSRI Hout Bay from a family living aboard their yacht in the Hout Bay Yacht Club Marina reporting a fishing trawler broken away

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2 incidents Wilderness and 1 incident Kleinmond:

WILDERNESS: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: On 03 January 2019 a hiking party of twelve people, including 5 children, set off on a kloofing trip down the Kaaimans river, near Wilderness, departing at about 15h45. The group may have underestimated the difficult terrain and rapids, which had been exacerbated by high water

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Body of father recovered. 3 children rescued:

UPDATE: Sedgefield: The hired boat was not hired out by Pine Lake Marina but by a private boat rental company that operates from the slipway. Pine Lake Marina Management and staff and Pine Lake Marina security staff assisted in the incident but reportedly only became aware of the incident at approximately the same time that NSRI

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