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RESCUES  | Published: 11 September 2022

Port Alfred – Fatal drowning

NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at West Beach. ...

SAFETY ALERT  | Published: 8 September 2022

Shark alert - Plettenberg Bay

NSRI and Bitou Municipality are appealing to the public to exercise caution along the Plettenberg Bay and Southern Cape coastline following increased shark activity feeding on a whale carcass washing ashore. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 7 September 2022

Search for a man on a paddle board is successful - Paternoster

At 13h19, Tuesday, 6 September, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following reports of a man on a kayak appearing to be overdue from a paddle. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 7 September 2022

Boat capsizes - Vaal Dam

At 14h30, Sunday, 4 September, our NSRI Vaal Dam received a call from Free State SA Police Services Waterwing reporting a pleasure craft capsized, with multiple occupants on board, close to Oranjeville’s steel bridge. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 5 September 2022

Body located and recovered - Knysna

At 16h38, Sunday, 4 September, NSRI Knysna duty crew, the SA Police Services and a Police Dive Unit were activated following eye-witness reports of a body submerged in the water near to the shoreline at Fountain Point near to East ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 5 September 2022

Fatal drowning - Breede River, Overberg

At 19h00, Saturday, 3 September, WC Government Health EMS, Overberg Fire and Rescue Services and the SA Police Services responded to the Breede River, on the N2 National Road, near to Swellendam, where a young local man had gone missing ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 5 September 2022

Stand-up paddler rescued after being blown out to sea in strong winds

At 12h39, Sunday, 4 September, NSRI Simonstown were alerted by NSRI coastwatchers, at Muizenberg, of a male on a SUP (stand up paddle board) appearing to be drifting out to sea in strong winds at Muizenberg Beach. ...

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 2 September 2022


Swimming is a life skill and learning to swim at an early age will reduce drowning incidences, especially among children. In many underprivileged communities in South Africa, this would never become a reality. This is according to Andrew Ingram, Drowning ...

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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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RESCUES  | Published: 30 August 2022

Quick rescue from capsized kayak

Three youths were recently rescued by the NSRI Wilderness duty crew amidst strong winds on Island Lake. ...

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