Incidents on Christmas day included 2 successful rescues with bystanders using NSRI pink rescue buoys in Jeffreys Bay and Lamberts Bay:  

JEFFREYS BAY: Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said:At 09h25, Tuesday, 25th December, 2 teenagers, a boy aged 14 from Paarl and a girl aged 13 from Port Elizabeth, who were swimming at the beach near to the Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park when they were caught in a rip current. The teenage


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A fatal drowning at Buffalo Bay, Knysna

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At 16h15, Tuesday, 25th December, NSRI Station 12 Knysna responded to Buffalo Bay following reports of a drowning in progress. Lifeguards, Western Cape Government Health EMS and EMS Rescue, Knysna Fire and Rescue Services and the SA Police Services were responding and NSRI Knysna launched the sea rescue craft Jaytee 4 and Eileen Meadway and responded to the scene. We believe


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3 fatal drownings in 3 separate incidents – Mossel Bay, Strand, Wilderness. And the body of missing child found – Beachview, Port Elizabeth:

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MOSSEL BAY: At 09h04, Tuesday, 25th December, NSRI Station 15 Mossel Bay were activated to reports of a drowning in progress in the Great Brak River, Suiderkruis, Mossel Bay, near to the river mouth. Municipal lifeguards had initiated a search for an 8 year old girl missing in the river and NSRI Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay


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Zinkwazi – Teenager missing in the surf:

Brendon Power, NSRI Ballito duty coxswain said: At approximately 14h30, Sunday, 23rd December, NSRI Ballito duty crew, IPSS Medical Rescue , KDM (Kwadakuza) Municipal Pro Lifesaving lifeguards and Police Search and Rescue were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at a beach in Zinkwazi, a beach not protected by duty lifeguards. On arrival on the


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Teenager missing in the surf:

MILNERTON, CAPE TOWN: At 18h31, Saturday, 22nd December, the The City of Cape Town (CoCT) Water Rescue Network were activated by Law Enforcement who were on the scene at Milnerton Lagoon beach where information of a child disappeared beneath the surf and who had not resurfaced were received. NSRI Station 3 Table Bay and NSRI Station


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Man rescued adrift on sea on a small dinghy:

Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simonstown station commander, said: At 21h31, Tuesday, 18th December, NSRI Simonstown duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for assistance from a Fish Hoek man on a small recreational dinghy reporting to be in difficulty with motor failure off-shore of Simonstown. The man had raised the alarm


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