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Station 20 Shelly Beach 01
RESCUES  | Published: 6 June 2022

Man deceased in kayaking accident

At 11h06, Saturday, 4 June, while on routine training exercises, our NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew diverted the sea rescue craft Spirit of Dawn to respond to the Mzimkhulu River Mouth, Port Shepstone, following eye-witness reports of a kayak capsized ...

Station 17 Hermanus 3
RESCUES  | Published: 4 June 2022

Man missing after being swept off rocks by waves

NSRI Hermanus duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports from a former NSRI Hermanus crew member and Hermanus Neighbourhood Watch of a man swept into the sea off rocks by waves at The Esplanade, Hermanus. ...

Station 04 Mykonos
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 1 June 2022

Fishermen assisted - WEST COAST & French couple assisted - PLETTENBERG BAY

NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from 3 fishermen reporting to have engine failure on their fishing boat 5 nautical miles off-shore of Shelly Point lighthouse AND NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following ...

April Smitswinkel Thumb
RESCUES  | Published: 16 May 2022

Youngster directs rescue vessel to casualty

Thanks to the keen eyes of a nine-year-old boy, the NSRI was able to locate two paddlers who got into difficulty offshore of Smitswinkelbaai. ...

KZN Floods 2
RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 14 April 2022

Update on the emergency response to the flooding

Condolences are conveyed to the families who have lost loved ones during the flooding. Our thoughts are with those families who have loved ones who are still missing. Our thoughts are with those who are displaced. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 12 April 2022

Flood Related emergency response

NSRI stations along the KZN coastline are continuing to assist, along with the emergency services, in multiple flood related incidents, along the KZN coastline and inland, caused by heavy rainfall. ...

RESCUES  | Published: 4 April 2022

Mountain rescues: A higher calling

NSRI crews are sometimes called to assist with mountain rescues. We look at what’s required to execute these sometimes risky missions. ...

REPORTS  | Published: 4 April 2022

Looking back at 2021

Over 1 100 lives were saved by the NSRI in 2021, through responsive station rescues, public Pink Rescue Buoy rescues, and proactive lifeguarding initiatives. In addition to this, many more were and still are going to be saved thanks to ...

RESCUES  | Published: 1 February 2022

The festive season in numbers

From 13 December 2021 until 9 January 2022, 188 operations were dealt with by the NSRI’s rescue bases. ...

RESCUES  | Published: 31 January 2022

Festive season rescues

As we all flock to the coast for a bit of sea and sun over the festive season, it’s inevitable that the NSRI will become busier. These past few months were no different. ...

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