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DROWNING  | Published: 15 February 2021

NSRI: Drowning - the silent killer 

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia release: Immediate 15th February 2021NSRI: Drowning - the silent killer Drowning is quick and silent. It's not like you see in the movies. No yelling, no waving. Just a silent gasping for air and 20 to ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 15 February 2021

Lifeguards save a young lady from drowning at Table View Beach

At 19h05, Saturday, 13th February, NSRI Table Bay and NSRI Melkbosstrand duty crew and the CoCT (City of Cape Town) joint water rescue group were activated following reports from a CoCT (City of Cape Town) Law Enforcement officer of a ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 1 February 2021

Glendale - Fatal drowning:

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said:At 14h15, Sunday, 31 January, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following a call for assistance for a drowning in progress in the Glendale area in the Umvoti river.NSRI Ballito rescue swimmers, with swift ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 2 January 2021

Saturday, 2 January. Man missing - Kaaimans River Mouth. Fatal drowning - Hermanus:

KAAIMANS RIVER MOUTH:Garth Dominy, NSRI Wilderness station commander, said:At 13h18, Saturday, 2 January, NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at the Kaaimans River Mouth, Wilderness.Eye-witnesses reported one man in difficulty in the surf ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 29 December 2020

National – Water Safety Alert and incidents:

NSRI SAFETY ALERT:With New Years now upon us and during the coming weekend after New Years Eve NSRI are appealing to the public to be safe in and around water.This safety alert comes after multiple incidents were attended to by ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 22 December 2020

Cameras positioned to aid in drowning prevention - Strand Beach

In ongoing drowning prevention efforts a camera has been positioned at Strand Beach for duty controllers to monitor the water as a back-up to the lifeguards watching the water from their lifeguard tower and the lifeguards patrolling the beach.Two Kayakers ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 14 December 2020

Richards Bay – Sunday, 13 December. Fatal drowning:

At 18h46, Sunday, 13 December, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Alkanstrand, Richards Bay, at the North breaker wall.NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene and the sea rescue craft ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 11 December 2020

Strand – Thursday, 10 December. A child remains in a critical condition and a teenager is missing:  

At 16h00, Thursday, 10 December, NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated following observations of a drowning in progress at Strand Beach.City of Cape Town (CoCT) Surf Lifesaving lifeguards initiated a rescue operation.NSRI Gordons Bay, with 2 sea rescue craft ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 30 November 2020

Zululand Observer demonstrates the dangers of sudden drop in seabed level..

The Zululand Observer recently posted an article demonstrating the dangers of a sudden drop in Seabed level in response to recent drownings in Richards Bay.The depth of the water at some places, including T-jetty, is deceptive as the seabed suddenly ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 17 October 2020

Friday, 16th October Incidents

MILNERTON:At 17h51 on Friday afternoon NSRI were alerted to a drowning in progress at Lagoon Beach, Milnerton.Almost immediately it was reported that bystanders had recovered a 13 year old male from the surf and bystander CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) efforts ...

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