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FUNDRAISING  | Published: 29 September 2022

Thank you, DHL Express

On Saturday, 10 September 2022, Station 34 (Yzerfontein) celebrated the blessing of their new 8.8m rescue vessel Spirit of DHL II, named in honour of longtime supporter and sponsor DHL. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 29 September 2022

Another life saved with help from a Pink Rescue Buoy

A man who had been fishing off the West Pier was washed into the Kowie River by a wave, and soon it became a race against the clock for one NSRI rescue swimmer to save his life. ...

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WATER SAFETY EDUCATION  | Published: 29 September 2022

A lifetime of service

The NSRI’s Executive Director of Drowning Prevention, Dr Jill Fortuin, was a recent recipient of the Lifesaving South Africa Long Service Award. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 29 September 2022

Inland rescues: a different kettle of fish

South Africa’s big dams have long been home to water-sport activities – everything from power-boating, sailing, fishing, canoeing, water-skiing, kite- and wind-surfing, and triathlons. This means droves of visitors, especially over weekends and holidays. And where there are people and ...

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TRAINING  | Published: 29 September 2022

No egos, no competition

Deputy station commander Carmen Long shares insights from this year’s International Maritime Rescue Federation’s #WomenInSAR Training and Seminar in Finland. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 29 September 2022

Come on, summer!

Beach season is almost upon us, which means the NSRI will be ramping up its training. We chatted to Lifeguard Operations Manager Stewart Seini to find out what he and his team have been up to. ...