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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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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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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 25 August 2022

Knysna – Search for missing man:

At 15h30, Wednesday, 24 August, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress in front of East Head Cafe, next to the NSRI Knysna rescue station, Knysna Lagoon. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 14 August 2022

Unidentified man rescued with the contribution of an NSRI pink rescue buoy

NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports a patron at Guido's restaurant, West Beach, Port Alfred, of a man swept off of the West Pier, by a wave, into the Kowie River near to the Kowie River Mouth. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 16 May 2022

Quick-thinking bystanders save the lives of two children

A trip to the beach turned into a lesson on the dangers of rip currents, as well as the value of a well-placed Pink Rescue Buoy for a group of learners at Swartvlei Beach. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 4 April 2022

Pink Rescue Buoy project flourishes

Since its inception in 2017, the Pink Rescue Buoy project has been behind the rescue of more than 110 people. ...

PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 18 March 2022

Incidents at Bakoven, Sedgefield, Gqeberha and Plettenberg Bay

NSRI Wilderness duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Swartvlei, Sedgefield. Additionally NSRI Bakoven duty crew were alerted following eye-witness reports of 2 females that had fallen into the water at Bakoven. Also, the NSRI ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 24 February 2022

A remarkable series of events

As a former professional and volunteer lifeguard, Franswa Fernandez is no stranger to helping people in trouble on the water, but on that hot Saturday morning, he saved a life using a Pink Rescue Buoy that had been installed less ...

PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 19 February 2022

German couple rescued in Plettenberg Bay

At 11h03, Friday, 18 February, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports a drowning in progress on the Wild Side of Robberg Nature Reserve. ...

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PINK RESCUE BUOY  | Published: 25 January 2022

91st life saved using the Pink Rescue Buoy

On Wednesday, 5 January 2022, just after 18h00 two young men were swept out of the main beach tidal pool in front of the Jongensfontein camping area by a rip current. They were pulled into an extremely dangerous situation where ...

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