This week’s emergency responses.

JEFFREYS BAY: Michael Van Den Bergh, NSRI Jeffreys Bay Station Commander, said: An NSRI pink rescue buoy has successfully been used in a surf rescue in Jeffreys Bay bringing the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoys total successful deployments to date to 51. On Friday afternoon, 29 November, an NSRI rescue swimmer deployed into the surf at

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Betty’s Bay Fatality


Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI kleinmond Station Commander, said: At 12h24, Sunday, 01 December, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of an adult male free diver missing in the sea at Betty’s Bay. 2 Friends had been free diving for crayfish together when the one man got out of the water, waited for his friend,

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Incidents at Cape Vidal and at Cape Point

NSRI Simonstown Spirit of Safmarine III. Picture by Kevin Swart.

Jan Hofman, NSRI St Lucia Station Commander, said: At 14h42, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Cape Vidal. NSRI rescue swimmers and paramedics responded. On arrival on the scene a 62 year old woman from Switzerland had reportedly been assisted from the surf by 2 former lifeguards

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