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Station 25 Hartbeespoort Dam 01
DROWNING  | Published: 10 January 2022

STATION 25, Hartbeespoort Dam. STATION 10, Simonstown. STATION 16, Strandfontein. STATION 9, Gordons Bay. STATION 19, Richards Bay: 5 fatalities

NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew and SRU (Strategic Rescue Unit) were requested to assist the SA Police Services and Police divers searching for a 9 year old male child missing in the Tholwane River, Madikwe, North West of Rustenberg. ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 3 January 2022

Man missing - Jeffreys Bay. Fatal drowning and 1 person hospitalised - Port Alfred

Police divers are continuing in an ongoing search for a male aged in his 20's, from Uitenhage, who went missing in the surf 800 meters North of Jeffreys Bay and NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 20 December 2021

Clanwilliam Dam – Fatal drowning

NSRI Clanwilliam Dam lifeguards, while on patrol in an area of the dam that does not have lifeguards on duty, were alerted by public members to a drowning in progress. ...

Beach Safety
DROWNING  | Published: 29 November 2021

Our top 15 tips for a safer beach holiday

Ensure that an emergency situation doesn’t ruin your beach holiday with these safety tips from the NSRI. ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 18 August 2021

Drowning at Cape Town Harbour

At 22h00, Tuesday, 17 August, NSRI Table Bay duty crew and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) water rescue network were activated following reports of a drowning in progress in the Port of Table Bay, E Berth, at the Cruise ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 13 June 2021

Fatal drowning at Herolds Bay

Mike Vonk, NSRI Herolds Bay deputy station commander, said:At 14h52, Saturday, 12 June, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Herolds Bay where a man was caught in strong rip currents while swimming.The ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 29 April 2021

NSRI: UN resolution on drowning prevention will see 25th July observed as 'World Drowning Prevention Day”

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia Release – immediate29th April 2021NSRI: UN resolution on drowning prevention will see 25th July observed as 'World Drowning Prevention Day” The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) welcomes the UN resolution on drowning prevention. On Wednesday 28th ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 7 April 2021

La Mercy – Fatal drowning

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said:At 15h10, Monday, 5 April, NSRI Ballito duty crew, Netcare 911 ambulance services, Ethekwini Municipal lifeguards, SA Police Services, KZN Government Health EMS, local C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team) members and Ethekwini Metro Police ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 31 March 2021

Gwaing River Mouth – Teenager missing:

Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said:At 12h51, Tuesday, 30 March, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Gwaing River Mouth.NSRI rescue swimmers responded to the scene in our NSRI rescue vehicle ...

Swimming Monitor
DROWNING  | Published: 11 March 2021

Drowning is silent

Due to a surge in fatal drownings during the middle of February, we’re once again urging members of the public to please take care in or near water and ask that caregivers and parents keep an eye on their children ...

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