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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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WATER SAFETY  | 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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WATER SAFETY  | 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 story ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 10 May 2021

NSRI’s Water Safety programme – still growing strong

For Sea Rescue’s dedicated Water Safety and Survival Swimming teams, returning to face-to-face classes couldn’t have come soon enough. But being vigilant and safe, and agile and adaptable to the possibility of future changes are still top of mind. We ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 29 April 2021

NSRI: UN resolution on drowning prevention will see 25th July observed as 'World Drowning Prevention Day”

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia Release – immediate29th April 2021NSRI: UN resolution on drowning prevention will see 25th July observed as 'World Drowning Prevention Day” The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) welcomes the UN resolution on drowning prevention. On Wednesday 28th ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 11 March 2021

Grateful thanks to an “old friend” and now Platinum Partner, Vodacom

Vodacom has travelled a long road with the NSRI. We take a look back to when the journey started and how the company has supported Sea Rescue for more than two decades.NSRI CEO Dr Cleeve Robertson has an overwhelming response ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 11 March 2021

Heroic teens rescue drowning girl

The quick actions of four Jeffreys Bay teenagers save a life.Rip currents can be treacherous, as a 17-year-old girl from Hankey and her brother discovered when they went swimming at Checkers Beach in Jeffreys Bay.Fortunately, local residents Lisa Stumpf, 19 ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 11 March 2021

Drowning is silent

Due to a surge in fatal drownings during the middle of February, we’re once again urging members of the public to please take care in or near water and ask that caregivers and parents keep an eye on their children ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 2 March 2021

National Water Safety Symposium - 2nd March 2021

NSRI hosted the second National Water Safety Symposium on the 2nd of March 2021 from 13h00 to 14h15 with experts in the field of Water Safety.The programme was: Lifesaving South Africa’s programmes in Southern Africa including WaterSmart - Mziwoxolo Mayedwa ...

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WATER SAFETY  | Published: 15 February 2021

NSRI: Drowning - the silent killer 

National Sea Rescue InstituteMedia release: Immediate 15th February 2021NSRI: Drowning - the silent killer Drowning is quick and silent. It's not like you see in the movies. No yelling, no waving. Just a silent gasping for air and 20 to ...

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