Fatal Drowning in Port Edward

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Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said: At 08h55, Friday, 22 March, NSRI Port Edward duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Peter Pan Beach, Port Edward. The sea rescue Rescue Runner was launched, Tower 13 lifeguards at the adjacent Kidds Beach responded, Police Search and Rescue, Med-Evac


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Plettenberg Bay, Jeffreys Bay and Three Anchor Bay:

PLETTENBERG BAY: At 13h24, Thursday, 7th March, NSRI Plettenberg Bay medical crew responded to The Caves, Robberg Nature Reserve, to join SA National Parks rangers (SANParks) who responded to assist a 31 year old male tourist, from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, suffering dehydration during a hike. On arrival on the scene the man was


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Incidents Port Elizabeth and Durban:  

Eikos Rescuer II NSRI Durban

PORT ELIZABETH: Justin Erasmus, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said: At 16h00, Tuesday, 05 March, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were placed on alert following reports from a fishing trawler at fishing grounds 30 nautical miles off-shore of Port Elizabeth of a 46 year old Cape Town fisherman onboard sustained shark bite lacerations to


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Incidents – Dappat Se Gat and Witsand:

Dappat se gat rip

Skymed Rescue helicopter on the scene at Dappat se gat assisting in asearch for a missing teenager. Pic: NSRI Gordon’s BayDAPPAT SE GAT: Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, said: At 17h16, Sunday, 03 March, NSRI Gordon’s Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports of a drowning


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Man missing in the surf: Dappat Se Gat

Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordons Bay station commander, said: At 18h08, Sunday, 24th February, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following eye-witness reports of a man fallen off rocks into the surf near to Dappat Se Gat, between Gordons Bay and Kleinmond. The sea rescue craft Spirit of


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Saturday 23rd February

Vaal Dam NSRI Harvey's Fibreglass

VAAL DAM: Jake Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said: At 12h45, Saturday, 23rd February, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Rate Payers Bay, Deneysville, Vaal Dam. Our NSRI rescue craft Harvey’s Fibreglass was launched and our rescue vehicle responded. On arrival on the scene a search


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Fisherman cut off from the mainland

Brendon Power NSRI Ballito duty coxswain said: On Wednesday, 20th February,  at approximately 19h25, NSRI Station 41 Ballito and Netcare 911 ambulance services were activated following a request for assistance from 2 fishermen, angling from rocks North of Thompsons Bay, High Rock, cut off from mainland by the Spring high tide. They had misjudged the


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Man missing on the Sundays river:  

Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 18h14, Sunday, 17th February, NSRI Station 6 Port Elizabeth duty crew and the NMB (Nelson Mandela Bay) Water Rescue Network were activated following reports of 3 men reportedly caught in currents at the Sundays River Mouth. Blue Water Bay Surf Lifesaving lifeguards who had a rescue


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Weekend Incidents

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KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 12h47, Sunday, 17th February, NSRI Station 42 Kleinmond were activated following reports of a patient requiring assistance at the caravan park following a non-fatal drowning accident. Our NSRI medics responded and WC Government Health EMS were activated. On arrival on the scene we treated a local


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