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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Incidents around the coast

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CAPE POINT: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 07h00, Tuesday, 01 January, NSRI Station 10 Simon’s Town duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports from MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) of an EPIRB (An emergency position-indicating radio beacon) activation off-shore of Cape Point lighthouse. The sea

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Incidents on 1st January 2019

TONGAAT: At 13h15, NSRI Station 41 Ballito were activated along with Netcare 911, RUSA  (Reaction unit SA), Urgent Life Care, IPSS Medical and Rescue following reports of a drowning in a community pool at Buffelsdale, Tongaat . On arrival eThekwini Muncipal lifeguards were found performing CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts on a 29 year old man

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Christmas day incidents in Wilderness and Boxing Day incidents Struisbaai, Shelly Beach, Ramsgate, Mfazana, Natures Valley, Blouberg, Jeffreys Bay: 

WILDERNESS: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: 25 December 17h23, NSRI Station 23 Wilderness were alerted by life guards on Wilderness Beach who requested assistance with 4 casualties caught in a rip-current. NSRI crew, who had based themselves at the station over this busy time to be able to respond quickly, immediately launched 4.2m Oscar’s

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Fatal drowning

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KLEINMOND: At 19h55, Tuesday, 25th December, NSRI Station 42 Kleinmond, WC Government Health EMS and the SA Police Services responded to the R44 Palmiet River bridge following reports from a group of men suspecting their 28 year old local male friend to have drowned earlier that afternoon. It appears that a group of men were jumping

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Incidents on Sunday, 23rd December

JEFFREYS BAY: At 10h30, Sunday, 23rd December, NSRI Station 37 Jeffreys Bay were activated following reports of 5 swimmers in trouble at the beach break between Magna Tubes and Boneyards. A 16 year old female and a 17 year old male were caught in rip currents. Their Grandmother raised the alarm. 5 young men went

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Father and son missing at sea:

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BEACH VIEW, PORT ELIZABETH: At 21h06, Saturday, 22nd December, NSRI Station 6 Port Elizabeth were alerted to reports of a father and son missing in the sea at Beach View. It appears that the father, 35, his son, 10, from Beach View, and his nephew, 16, from Algoa Park, launched a canoe to go fishing

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Child in fatal drowning – WILDERNESS. Boat assisted – KLEINMOND. Sailing dinghy found washed up on rocks – GORDON’S BAY:


WILDERNESS: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: On Sunday, 16 December, at 17h52, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated by lifeguards at Wilderness main beach to assist at the scene of a drowning. A 6-year old boy was recovered from the lagoon at main beach by lifeguards and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) was

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