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RESCUES  | Published: 27 April 2024

22 fishermen rescued from sinking vessel off the coast of Cape Town

Twenty-two fishermen were rescued from their sinking fishing trawler off the coast of Cape Town on Friday ...

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 26 April 2024

The privilege of saving lives

As the ‘23/’24 Survival Swimming season draws to a close, we take a look at the very first volunteer Survival Swimming venue, the Sea Point Pavilion in Cape Town, which is still going strong. ...

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RESCUE  | Published: 26 April 2024

Close call: Divers drift 33km before rescue

Thanks to an extensive air, sea and shoreline search on 24 March, four divers’ lives were saved after they went missing in marine protected area Protea Banks. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 26 April 2024

S.O.S: Behind the scenes of the NSRI’s at-sea medical evacuations

There is a lot more to the NSRI’s services than water sport and rip current rescues. They also play a vital role in at-sea medical evacuations. ...

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 | Published: 26 April 2024

Lifeguarding update: “Our busiest season ever!”

As the weather cools and beach-goers begin to retreat indoors, the NSRI’s Lifeguard Operations Managers Rebecca Carter-Smith and Mthetheleli Kweyama reflect on a successful six months. ...

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NEWS  | Published: 26 April 2024

Gone, but not forgotten: The NSRI’s base in Walvis Bay

In the course of conducting research for his memoir, John Fourie – a founding member of the NSRI’s long-defunct Walvis Bay station – has unearthed some fascinating history in the institute’s archives, ensuring this extraordinary station is not forgotten. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 26 April 2024

Base showcase: Station 41 (Ballito)

This April, a small but tenacious crew moved into their new base building, finally giving them a place to call home. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 25 April 2024

Injured woman assisted in Plett, and a fisherman rescued in Mossel Bay

A Johannesburg woman was treated after a serious fall in Plettenberg Bay and a fisherman swept off the rocks was rescued in Mossel Bay ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 21 April 2024

Scuba diver declared deceased following dive near Gqeberha

A tourist surfaced from a scuba dive unconscious, and despite efforts to revive him, he was declared deceased. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 21 April 2024

Fisherman deceased, two survived in boating accident at Cape Point

NSRI crews at Simon's Town, Kommetjie and Hout Bay were activated following reports of a fisherman missing at Cape Point. ...

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