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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. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 30 August 2022

Women protecting our waters

To celebrate Women’s Month, we chatted to two women passionate about saving lives on South African waters. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 3 August 2022

An international collaboration

Lifeguard Operations Manager Stewart Seini was invited to the United Kingdom by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution on an information sharing trip. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 7 June 2022

Top-notch training for NSRI lifeguards

We chatted to NSRI’s Head of Lifeguarding Stewart Seini about the recent lifeguard trainers’ course, and an unexpected rescue that occurred at the training venue. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 31 January 2022

Lifeguard season in review

The NSRI’s commercial lifeguard season began on 1 December 2021, and as the month progressed more units were introduced. In fact, this season saw the largest ever presence of NSRI lifeguards who manned various beaches extending from Lamberts Bay on ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 30 January 2022

CLANWILLIAM DAM – Teenager rescued in a non fatal drowning accident:

At 13h40, Saturday, 29 January, NSRI Clanwilliam Dam lifeguards, assisted by public members and private boat crews, rescued a 17 year old local male from the water at Clanwilliam Dam after the teenager got into difficulties while swimming. ...

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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. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 13 June 2021

Lifeguards rescue 2 men from a sinking fishing ski

Jonathan Kellerman, NSRI Durban station commander, said:At 16h22, Sunday, 13 June, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated following reports from Umhlanga Lifesaving lifeguards who had launched an aquatic safety powercraft to assist 2 men on a sinking fishing ski 30 ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 28 March 2021

Boat capsizes in the Tugela River Mouth:

Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said:At approximately 07h30, Saturday, 27 Match, while conducting routine training exercises off-shore of Ballito, NSRI Ballito duty crew were activated following reports of a vessel that capsized, with 4 local fishermen onboard, while exiting ...

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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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