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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 2 April 2024

NSRI Umhlanga and Ethekwini Municipal Lifeguards to the rescue

Etienne van Zyl, NSRI Umhlanga coxswain, said: At around 12h00, Sunday, 31 March, NSRI Umhlanga crew arrived at Umhlanga main beach – where we were preparing to conduct routine surf training with our NSRI Umhlanga rescue craft JetRib, Victor Daitz. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 27 December 2023

Tragic Christmas Day Incident: NSRI Lifeguards Respond to Beach Rescue Effort

While NSRI lifeguards were preparing at Kleinbrak Beach (Littlebrak Beach) for their duty day, NSRI lifeguard squad leader Zander Calitz noticed a man running towards the lifeguard tower from further down the beach - about 450 meters from the lifeguard tower. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 21 December 2023

British High Commission sponsors NSRI beach safety signage for the Garden Route.

The British High Commission has sponsored three location-specific NSRI rip current signs and 22 emergency beach safety signs, which will be erected at beach entrances between Herolds Bay and Sedgefield. ...

LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 21 December 2023

NSRI Lifeguards swiftly respond to drowning beyond the safety zone at Clanwilliam Dam.

At approximately 14h40, Wednesday, 20 December, NSRI lifeguards, on duty at Clanwilliam Dam main swimming area, were alerted to a drowning in progress a distance away from the lifeguard protected area, on the far side of the dam. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 28 February 2023

A day in the life…

Most beachgoers are unaware of the skill, rigorous protocols and dedication it takes to serve as a qualified lifeguard. NSRI Lifeguard Operations Manager Stewart Seini gives us a snapshot of what an average shift for these everyday heroes looks like. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 28 February 2023

True heroines

A seal encounter safely managed, three drownings prevented, and an animal cruelty incident ended… It’s all in a day’s work for Sedgefield’s take-action lifeguards. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 26 January 2023

That's a wrap!

As the busiest time of year for SA beaches draws to a close, lifeguard operations manager Stewart Seini reflects on a season well executed by NSRI lifeguards. ...

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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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