Struisbaai – Whale rescue:

Chris Wilkinson - of the University of Pretoria Mammal Research Institue - Whale Unit assisting at the scene to corral the Layard’s Beaked Whale away from the shore at Struisbaai.

Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said: At 15h40, Friday, 24th January, NSRI Agulhas duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of what was believed to be a dolphin injured in Struisbaai harbour. Our duty crew responded and found what was later confirmed by Marine Scientist Mike Meyer to be a Layard’s Beaked Whale beaching outside the harbour


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Sir Lowry’s Pass Village – Scuba diver fatality:

Alan Meiklejohn, NSRI Gordon’s Bay station commander, said: At 13h22, Wednesday, 22nd January, NSRI Gordon’s Bay rescue swimmers were dispatched to a quarry at Blue Rock resort in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village following reports from GB Med Security ambulance services who had received calls of a drowning in progress in the quarry. GB Med Security


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Non-fatal drowning – Yzerfontein

34 yzerfontein Picture: / Sea Rescue

Willem Lubbe, NSRI Yzerfontein Station Commander, said: At 17h09, Monday, 20th January, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein. NSRI rescue swimmers responded directly to the scene and found a 58 year old Scottish man, now living in South Africa, was safe on the


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Yacht Assisted: Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay NSRI boat. Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

Andre Fraser, NSRI Mossel Bay station commander, said: At 13h19, Saturday, 18th January, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a yacht appearing to be washing towards the shore at the anchorage area off-shore of Santos Beach. While preparing to launch sea rescue craft a Mayday distress call was received from


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LAMBERTS BAY – Humpback whale assisted in disentanglement operation:

At 05h30, Wednesday, 15th January, SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) volunteers were activated following reports from fishermen to NSRI Lamberts Bay of a whale entangled in fishing rope lines in the vicinity off-shore of Lamberts Bay on the West Coast. SAWDN Cape Town volunteers from NSRI Headquarters responded to join SAWDN Lamberts Bay volunteers and the NSRI Lamberts Bay duty


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Fatal drownings at Umdloti and at Tinley Manor:

 UMDLOTI Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said: At approximately 18h15, Thursday, 16th January, NSRI Ballito received a call for assistance from eye-witnesses at Umdloti reporting a drowning in progress in the Umdloti tidal pool. An NSRI Ballito rescue swimmer and Durban Metro Police Search and Rescue responded directly to the scene while the NSRI


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Oyster Bay – NSRI pink rescue buoy successfully used in a rescue:

Ricardo Kettledas, a 29 year old local man from Oyster Bay that used our Pink Rescue Bouy, 36-2, Sponsored by Reef, to help save the two teenagers. Photographed here with Lodewyk van Rensburg, NSRI Oyster Bay station commander, who swam out to sea with Ricardo and assisted in the rescue of the second teenager.

Lodewyk van Rensburg, NSRI Oyster Bay station commander, said: At 13h20, Monday, 13th January, NSRI Oyster Bay duty crew were activated to investigate eye-witness reports, from an NSRI coast watcher, of children launching into the surf with the NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy that is stationed at that beach and the reasons for them launching into the surf with


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