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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 14 July 2021

Surfer bitten by a shark

CORRECTION: The Cape Town surfer bitten by a shark this morning and who is recovering in hospital is age 40 (not 38 as originally reported). NSRI are appealing to surfers, bathers and paddlers to be cautious around the Jeffreys Bay ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 11 July 2021

Port Alfred – Whale close to shore investigated

Gerrit Cloete, NSRI Port Alfred duty coxswain, said:At 11h57, Saturday, 10 July, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated to investigate reports of a whale close to shore in the vicinity of East Beach, Port Alfred.Since Tuesday, 6 July, NSRI ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 2 June 2021

Incidents at Storms River and Durban North Coast.:

STORMS RIVER:Lodewyk van Rensburg, NSRI Oyster Bay station commander, said:At 13h55, Sunday, 30 May, NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew activated following a request for assistance from SANParks reporting a husband and his wife, from the Netherlands,injured after falling from a ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 10 May 2021

Helping our furry and feathered friends

Animal rescues are all in a day’s work for NSRI station crews. Here are a few that tugged at our heartstrings…Abandoned cormorant chicksOn 12 January, Station 3 (Table Bay) volunteers were asked by the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 19 April 2021

Turtle assisted - La Mercy

Brendon Power, NSRI Ballito duty coxswain, said:At 15h02, Sunday, 18 April, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports from a concerned member of the public of a sea turtle appearing to be in difficulty in the surf zone off-shore ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 11 March 2021

Dobby the seal, rescued safely

When a 76kg elephant seal was discovered on Garvies Beach in Durban, bystanders realised he may be in trouble. A collaborative effort by Station 5 (Durban), uShaka Marine World and Durban Metro Police ensured he was brought to safety quickly.It ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 12 February 2021

National – Friday, 12 February. Incidents:

DURBAN:David Hoffman, NSRI Durban duty coxswain, said:At 19h00, Thursday, 11 February, NSRI Durban, Netcare 911 ambulance services and the SA Air Force (SAAF) 15 Squadron were activated to patient evacuate a 33 year old Chinese sailor from a bulk carrier ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 30 January 2021

Fatal drowning of a father, his son and their pet dog.:

CORRECTION:The doctor who assisted on the scene is believed to be from inland Kwa-Zulu Natal.Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said:At 12h15, Friday, 29 January, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a multiple drowning in progress ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 15 January 2021

NSRI and Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation “shelle-brate” a turtely awesome story of turtle rescue, rehabilitation and release 

Joint Media (and Turtle) Release: National Sea Rescue Institute and Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation 15th January 2021 NSRI and Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation “shelle-brate” a turtely awesome story of turtle rescue, rehabilitation and release Date: Thursday 14th January ...

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ANIMAL RESCUE  | Published: 27 December 2020

Donkey rescue - Vaal dam. Missing man found - Struisbaai:  

VAAL DAM:Jake Manten, NSRI Vaal Dam station commander, said:On Sunday morning, 27 December, NSRI Vaal Dam duty crew were alerted following reports of a donkey stranded on an island on the Vaal Dam near to Deneysville.Our NSRI rescue craft Harvey's ...

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