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RESCUES  | Published: 6 January 2024

Jeffreys Bay fisherman faces shark bite in release attempt.

At 12h28, Friday, 5 January, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following a request for urgent assistance from a 62-year-old man, with a friend, reporting that he had been bitten by a Ragged Tooth shark that he had caught ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 3 January 2024

NSRI Durban battles fast-flowing Umgeni River to save lives.

Paul Bevis, NSRI Durban duty commander, said: At 16h56, Tuesday, 2 January, an NSRI Durban swift water rescue team was activated to assist Police Search and Rescue at an incident on the Umgeni River, KwaDabeka, at the Midway Crossing Bridge ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 2 January 2024

Call to Duty: NSRI Shelly Beach Crew Responds to Drowning Alert

At 17h00, Monday, 1 January, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress at Shelly Beach, near to Shelly Beach Sunny Evans Ski-boat Club. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 2 January 2024

Swept Away: three lives hang in the balance as rip currents rage

At 13h30, Monday, 1 January, NSRI Strandfontein duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Sonwabe Beach, False Bay. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 28 December 2023

Tragic Drowning at Kogel Baai Resort: NSRI and Emergency Services Respond

NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were conducting routine training and maintenance at the NSRI Gordons Bay Station 9 rescue base, NSRI were alerted by NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) to a drowning in progress at Kogel Baai resort, in the ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 27 December 2023

Tragic Christmas Day Incident: NSRI Lifeguards Respond to Beach Rescue Effort

While NSRI lifeguards were preparing at Kleinbrak Beach (Littlebrak Beach) for their duty day, NSRI lifeguard squad leader Zander Calitz noticed a man running towards the lifeguard tower from further down the beach - about 450 meters from the lifeguard tower. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 25 December 2023

Bantry Bay Tragedy: NSRI's Response to Capsized Boat

NSRI Bakoven and NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) appearing to be in difficulty with suspected motor mechanical failure off-shore of Queens Beach, Bantry Bay, with 4 male crew onboard. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 23 December 2023

Rescue at Vetchies Beach: Lifeguards to the Rescue

At 10h00, Saturday, 23 December, NSRI Durban duty crew were activated following reports of a charter vessel, initially reported as having 12 passengers and 3 local crew, run aground on a reef just offshore of Vetchies Beach, Durban. ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 21 December 2023

NSRI Lifeguards swiftly respond to drowning beyond the safety zone at Clanwilliam Dam.

At approximately 14h40, Wednesday, 20 December, NSRI lifeguards, on duty at Clanwilliam Dam main swimming area, were alerted to a drowning in progress a distance away from the lifeguard protected area, on the far side of the dam. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 21 December 2023

NSRI Plettenberg Bay Responds to Emergency at Natures Valley

NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a mass drowning in progress at Natures Valley, at a beach adjacent to the lifeguard protected beach. ...

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