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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 11 May 2021

Kayaker suspected to be in difficulty

Jan Hofman. NSRI St Lucia station commander, said:At 13h08, Sunday, 9 May, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were alerted following reports from a concerned public member, who was at the observatory tower at iSimangaliso Park, of a yellow sea-kayak paddling ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Base Showcase: Station 2 (Bakoven)

In the first of a series of stories on NSRI bases around the country, we chat to a few crew members at Station 2 (Bakoven) to find out more about the base and its family of volunteers.Since its establishment in ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Rescued after a rocky ordeal

When a rogue wave swept an angler off rocks east of the Gwaing River Mouth in Wilderness, it took a concerted group effort to rescue him… the fading light proving to be the most challenging obstacle.Even though it took only ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Noordhoek Beach regular swept out to sea

On 15 February, Station 26 (Kommetjie) responded to a callout involving a casualty who had been pulled out to sea by a rip current. Quick action from the Coastwatcher on duty as well as the NSRI and other rescue services ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Learning what we can from tragedy

Rob Mousley recounts the events from late February when a paddler was reported missing after going for his usual morning paddle… and the lessons that can be learnt from the ensuing tragedy. Accident reports are easy to write when the ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 10 May 2021

Cape Gannet recovering at the vet

Gert du Plessis, NSRI Port Edward station commander, said:At 17h30, Sunday, 9 May, NSRI Port Edward were alerted to a Cape Gannet appearing to be injured at Palm Beach.Public members, a local couple, while walking on the beach were handed ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 9 May 2021

Female deceased after car found semi-submerged in Hartbeespoort Dam

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESaturday, 8 May 2021 Female deceased after car found semi-submerged in Hartebeesport DamSEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 25, Hartbeespoort Dam, Arthur Crewe, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said:At 15h20, Saturday, ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 9 May 2021

Assistance rendered during yacht regatta - Witbank Dam

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESaturday, 8 May 2021Assistance rendered during yacht regattaSEA RESCUE – NSRI – STATION 35, Witbank - Travis Clack, NSRI Witbank Dam station commander, said:At approximately 13h00, Saturday 8 May, while on stand-by ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 8 May 2021

Injured fisherman evacuated to hospital - Mapelane Beach

NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI) MEDIA RELEASE:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday 7th May 2021 Mapelane Beach - Injured fisherman evacuated to hospitalJan Hoffman, NSRI St Lucia station commander, said:At 14h31, Friday, 7 May, NSRI St Lucia duty crew were activated following reports ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 7 May 2021

Riviersonderend – Stranded farmers assisted across the flooded Sonderend River:

At 12h41, Thursday, 6 May, NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated to respond to the Sonderend River, at Riviersonderend, on the N2 Freeway, where Overberg Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Police were investigating a situation where rising flood waters had ...

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