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RESCUES  | Published: 8 December 2023

NSRI Lifeguards are ready for the summer season

With the summer season in full swing and warmer days beckoning beachgoers to the coast, it’s important not to let our guard down to ensure we keep ourselves and our families safe. ...

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RIP CURRENTS  | Published: 29 August 2023

Super Blue Moon Spring Tide coming over 30th and 31st August

NSRI are appealing to the public to be cautious around the coastline during the full moon Spring tide that has already begun and peaks during the full moon period over the 30th and 31st of August. ...

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RIP CURRENTS  | Published: 31 October 2022

What lurks beneath

As events in recent months have highlighted, the need for beachgoers to be aware of the dangers of rip currents and how to safely attempt bystander rescue is more important than ever. ...

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RIP CURRENTS  | Published: 29 November 2021

A novel way to identify and forecast rip currents

A collaboration between the NSRI, the City of Cape Town and the South African Weather Service aims to develop a rip-current-risk forecasting system to enable safety personnel to better prepare for hazardous beach conditions. ...

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RESCUES  | Published: 7 February 2021

The combined efforts of 4 local female teenagers contributed to saving the life of a girl who was swept away by rip currents:

JEFFREYS BAY:At 16h10, Saturday, 6 February, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were alerted following reports of a drowning in progress at Checkers Beach, Jeffreys Bay.NSRI Jeffreys Bay rescue swimmers, EC Government Health EMS, Private Care ambulance services and Gardmed ambulance ...

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LIFEGUARDS  | Published: 14 December 2020

NSRI's Summer Water Safety

NSRI, as always, are prepared for the vacation season and this year our beaches and inland waterways are expected to be busy.With close to 1500 NSRI volunteers stationed at 43 coastal and inland NSRI rescue stations, on duty 24 hours ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 3 December 2020

WATCH: The Science of Rips by Plymouth University

Watch a recording of a rip current workshop that Plymouth University did with NSRI, City of Cape Town professional Lifeguards, Lifesaving Cape Town and Lifesaving South Africa. ...

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RIP CURRENTS  | Published: 27 November 2020

NSRI Masterclass : Computer Simulation of Rip Currents and Coastal Processes

This webinar recording of Stephen Luger’s NSRI Masterclass presentation on using computer simulations to illustrate Waves: refraction, extreme waves, tsunamis; Currents: tidal currents, rip currents; Water quality: oil spills, brine plumes, sewage plumes and Sediment transport: longshore and cross-shore.* Stephen ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 9 January 2020

Fatal Drowning - Port Elizabeth

On Wednesday Evening, 8th January 2020, NSRI Station 6 - Port Elizabeth launched to assist four swimmers who were reportedly caught in a rip current at Wells Estate Beach. Jonathan Tufts, NSRI Port Elizabeth deputy station commander, said:At 18h36, Wednesday ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 20 December 2019

Fatal drowning - Oyster Bay

A Swedish Woman allegedly drowned on Thursday after reportedly being swept out to sea by a rip current in Oyster Bay. Volunteers from STATION 15 - Mossel Bay responded to the call. Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said:At ...

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