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DROWNING  | Published: 27 June 2024

Tragedy at Kids Rock: A community's response and the lifesaving efforts of the NSRI

In response to the tragic drowning of Pierre Lotter, Willem Pretorius, and their three Dachshund dogs at Kids Rock, the NSRI has installed two Pink Rescue Buoys at Kleinbaai, Bloubergstrand. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 7 June 2024

Pink Rescue Buoys established at Kids Rock Bloubergstrand

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has installed two Pink Rescue Buoys off Kleinbaai in response to the tragic drowning incident that occurred on Tuesday, the 14th of May, at Kids Rock. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 8 January 2024

NSRI Pink Rescue Buoys

The NSRI’s Pink Rescue Buoys are public rescue equipment deployed at selected beaches, rivers and dams around South Africa and have been used to help rescue 177 people that we know of. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 18 December 2023

“It happened so quickly, we weren’t aware of the danger”

When Willemien Fourie and her family stopped at Kabeljous Beach in the Eastern Cape for a stroll, they could not have imagined the ordeal that was about to unfold – a near-fatal encounter with a treacherous rip current. Thanks to ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 1 December 2023

The power of preparedness

The NSRI’s highly successful Pink Rescue Buoy programme is in need of custodians to help maintain these life-saving rescue devices. Could you be the next custodian in your area? ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 10 August 2023

Search for a missing pink rescue buoy could aid in the search for missing Ryder Kossatz

NSRI is appealing to the public and seafarers along the Atlantic Seaboard, in particular between Camps Bay and Hout Bay, to be the lookout for an NSRI pink rescue buoy that may have washed out along the shoreline or may ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 30 May 2023

The power of pink

Four recent rescues show that the NSRI’s ground-breaking Pink Rescue Buoy initiative is going full steam ahead. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 20 April 2023

WATCH: Another incredible Pink Rescue Buoy Rescue

Renaldo Arthur was sitting at the benches behind the trees in Kleinmond Harbour. When he heard shouting coming from the Harbour wall +-70m away. Investigating the commotion He noticed 3 people in distress in the water. So he ran over ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 20 April 2023

Good Samaritan using an NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy successfully rescues a female from the surf

On 19 April, 2023, at around 13h00, a Good Samaritan, using an NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy, assisted a female who appeared to be in distress in the surf line at Salmon Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, North Coast. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 31 October 2022

Staying afloat

NSRI Lifeguard Training Coordinator Rebecca Carter-Smith recounts a recent rescue that – yet again – illustrates the value of the NSRI’s Pink Rescue Buoys. ...

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