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 | Published: 10 October 2022

Incidents at Wilderness, Chaka's Rock, Gqeberha and Table View

It was a busy weekend for our volunteers, with several incidents taking place at Wilderness and Table View in the Cape, Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape, and Chaka's Rock in KwaZulu-Natal. ...

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DROWNING  | Published: 8 October 2022

Three Anchor Bay – Saturday, 8 October. Unidentified person believed to missing in the surf at Three Anchor Bay

At 15h50, Friday, 7 October, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Three Anchor Bay slipway. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 7 October 2022

Incidents at Port Alfred, Herolds Bay, East London and Strandfontein

On Saturday, 1 October, at around 10h00, NSRI Port Alfred were alerted to an incident that had happened at Kelly's Beach where 4 members of a family were rescued with the assistance of 2 Good Samaritans. Additionally, At 16h37, Sunday ...

RESCUES  | Published: 30 September 2022

Body of diver recovered - Yzerfontein

At 18h25, on Thursday, 29 September, NSRI Yzerfontein were alerted following reports from a local diver reporting that his dive partner, a local man aged in his 60’s, from Melkbosstrand, had gone missing while, it is believed that they may ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 30 September 2022

Bodies of 2 teenagers recovered - Ermelo

At 17h09, Thursday, 29 September, NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) were alerted to reports from the National 112 emergency call centre of 2 teenagers (believed to be an 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old male), locals, who had gone missing while ...

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FUNDRAISING  | Published: 29 September 2022

Thank you, DHL Express

On Saturday, 10 September 2022, Station 34 (Yzerfontein) celebrated the blessing of their new 8.8m rescue vessel Spirit of DHL II, named in honour of longtime supporter and sponsor DHL. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 29 September 2022

Another life saved with help from a Pink Rescue Buoy

A man who had been fishing off the West Pier was washed into the Kowie River by a wave, and soon it became a race against the clock for one NSRI rescue swimmer to save his life. ...

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WATER SAFETY EDUCATION  | Published: 29 September 2022

A lifetime of service

The NSRI’s Executive Director of Drowning Prevention, Dr Jill Fortuin, was a recent recipient of the Lifesaving South Africa Long Service Award. ...

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RESCUE BASES  | Published: 29 September 2022

Inland rescues: a different kettle of fish

South Africa’s big dams have long been home to water-sport activities – everything from power-boating, sailing, fishing, canoeing, water-skiing, kite- and wind-surfing, and triathlons. This means droves of visitors, especially over weekends and holidays. And where there are people and ...

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TRAINING  | Published: 29 September 2022

No egos, no competition

Deputy station commander Carmen Long shares insights from this year’s International Maritime Rescue Federation’s #WomenInSAR Training and Seminar in Finland. ...

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