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RESCUES  | Published: 31 December 2021

Water Safety and National incidents

The New Year is upon us and NSRI and all water emergency networks are appealing to the public to be safe in and around coastal and inland waters and at swimming pools. We are appealing to coastal bathers to only ...

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RESCUE OPERATIONS  | Published: 26 December 2021

National incidents and Safety Alert

Safety alert. Paddlers potentially at risk investigated - Camps Bay. Boating accidents - Port Alfred, Mossel Bay and Port Edward: ...

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SURVIVAL SWIMMING  | Published: 21 December 2021

Valuable life skills gained through Survival Swimming

The Survival Swimming programme at Leliebloem House has given two young girls the chance to change lives - both their own and those of more kids. ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 21 December 2021

Water Safety for Industry success story

To address specific water-related occupational hazards, the NSRI’s Drowning Prevention Department designed the Water Safety for Industry or WS4i course. Recent graduates were able to put the knowledge and skills gained from the course to good use assisting two stand-up ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 16 December 2021


With holiday season now well underway NSRI are appealing to the public to be safe in and around coastal and inland waters. ...

WATER SAFETY  | Published: 25 October 2021

A bespoke safety solution for those working in and around water

On a daily basis, many people have jobs in and around water that involve very specific occupational hazards. With this in mind, the NSRI has designed a course that focuses on these dangers and how employees can safely handle them. ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 12 October 2021


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique that is critical to know how to do in many emergencies such as drowning. Donnalee 11, from Ceres was 8 years old when she drowned in a farm dam. “Four boys saved my ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 11 July 2021

Langebaan – 3 swimmers rescued

At 18h31, Saturday, 10 July, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following reports of 3 people being swept out into the lagoon from Calypso Beach, Langebaan.NSRI crew responded to our sea rescue base to prepare to launch sea rescue craft ...

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EDUCATION  | Published: 15 May 2021

NSRI: World Water Safety Day – drowning a leading cause of death in toddlers – is your home safe?

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia release: Immediate 15th May 2021NSRI: World Water Safety Day – drowning a leading cause of death in toddlers – is your home safe?Drowning is a leading cause of death in toddlers. The places that toddlers face ...

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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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