NSRI water safety message:

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity that saves lives on South African waters.  Our goal is to prevent drowning through rescue operations, education and prevention initiatives. NSRI is not a law enforcement agency. Our organisation is totally reliant on donations and sponsorships. This enables us to do the work of saving lives,

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Beware of Rip currents.

Rip currents ( the darker green water) can clearly be seen near Plettenberg Bay.

This picture shows very clearly what rip currents look like from above. The water flows in towards the beach over sandbanks (It is a lighter colour and the waves break evenly over these areas). The water that hits the beach needs to flow back out to sea and sometimes a rip current – or ‘river’

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Appeals by NSRI for caution and an SA Weather Services alert. Fatal drowning – East London. 2 kayakers abandoned their kayak to swim ashore – Oyster Bay:

NSRI are appealing to coastal bathers to only swim at beaches protected by lifeguards. NSRI are appealing to parents and caregivers to ensure that while their children are swimming they have responsible adult supervisors that are not distracted and are dedicated to supervising the children while they are in the water swimming. A shark warning

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