National – Weekend Incidents

RICHARDS BAY: Manie Le Roux, NSRI Richards Bay deputy station commander, said: At 15h32, Saturday, 01 December, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at the commercial jetty at Naval Island, Richards Bay. The sea rescue craft Spirit of Round Table II was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers and Police Search


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Teenager drowns – Kleinmond. 2 fishing boats assisted, Cape Point:

NSRI Hout Bay Nadine Gordimer.

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 16h15, Monday, 19th November, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning at Kleinmond Lagoon. NSRI rescue swimmers, Overberg Fire and Rescue Services, WC Government Health EMS, EMR ambulance service and the SA Police Services responded. On arrival on the scene a 16


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Weekend Incidents

CAPE VIDAL: Rick Stadler, NSRI St Lucia deputy station commander, said: At 09h00, Saturday, 17th November, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were activated following reports of a Skivee (open fishing boat) capsized in the surf at Cape Vidal. NSRI St Lucia, on a routine training exercise in the area, reacted immediately and responded. Ezemvelo KZN


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National Incidents

Spirit of Vodacom in Table Bay on her way back to base. Picture: Dr Q Botha / NSRI

GEORGE: Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness deputy station commander, said: At 13h59, Friday, 09th November, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were alerted following unconfirmed reports of an aircraft suspected to have ditched in the sea at Victoria Bay, George. WC Government Health EMS Control dispatched the AMS/EMS Skymed rescue helicopter and NSRI Wilderness duty crew launched sea


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Fatal-drowning incident

Picture: Craig Lotter - Google Maps

On Friday afternoon, 09th November, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew, the SA Police Services, GB Med Security ambulance service, ER 24 ambulance service, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services and a Fire and Rescue Services Dive Unit, Law Enforcement Marine Unit, a Police Dive Unit and WC government Health EMS rescue squad, responded to Dam Park, Strand,


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Two calls for Ballito

File image. Pic: Rogan Ward

BALLITO: Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At 16h45, Tuesday, 30th October, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Salmon Bay. Our rescue swimmers responded to the scene and on arrival we found a man, aged in his 40’s, exhausted and exiting the water dragging his surf-ski


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Swimmer assisted back to shore

SEA POINT: At 17h45, Saturday, 27th October, NSRI were alerted following reports that Police were on the scene at Queens Beach where a man was swimming beyond the kelp line and there were concerns for his safety. City of Cape Town Law Enforcement officers responded to assist Police on the scene. Concerned citizens raised the alarm fearing for


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