Good Samaritan rescue

Rieghard Janse Van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander, said: At 16h00, Tuesday, 16th October, NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of of a man in difficulty on a body board in the surf and a surfer had launched into the water with his surf board to assist the casualty at


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NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy finalist in international award for innovation and technology

Andrew Ingram heads our drowning prevention initiatives Pic: Deborah Rossouw.

“Congratulations! I am delighted to tell you that the NSRI’s Pink Rescue Buoys have been shortlisted by the panel of judges as a finalist for the Innovation and Technology in Maritime Search and Rescue Award.  We would like to invite you to join us on Thursday 8 November 2018 for the IMRF Awards dinner, where the winners


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Melkbosstrand Lifeguard home

Converted shipping containers are extremely useful.  We set them in place during season and they provide a home for our Lifeguards.  The space is carefully configured.  Inside is storage space, place to tend to a casualty if need be, space for the lifeguards to complete their daily paperwork and on the roof – a shaded


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Thank you False Bay Yacht Club

We received a generous donation from the False Bay Yacht Club together with these kind words: “We as the General Committee, Members and staff of False Bay Yacht Club are extremely grateful for the assistance given by the Hermanus and Agulhas NSRI stations to the crew of S/V Silver Girl during their traumatic time at


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Sunday rescues

KLEINMOND: Schalk Boonzaaier, NSRI Kleinmond station commander, said: At 16h00, Wednesday, 10th October, our NSRI Kleinmond duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from friends of a man reporting him to have fallen on rocks at Palmiet River Mouth on the Kleinmond side. We responded by road and found the man had fallen


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On its way to Jeffrey’s Bay

This container has been converted into a Lifeguard tower for JBay and will be transported there next week by Dibana Logistics who have moved all of our Lifeguard containers into place for the season at no cost. It is designed to house an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Jet ski as well as an office


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Making new friends and creating memories

Nevus hosted their annual get-together at Froggy Pond, Simon’s Town this weekend.  The purpose of their gatherings is to provide a crucial emotional support network to share stories, everyday challenges, and discuss coping strategies and medical advancements. They visited Station 10 Simon’s Town as their afternoon activity.  The weather was good so, after a tour of the rescue


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A fatal drowning at Island Lake, Wilderness

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness duty controller, said: At 12h55, Saturday, 13th October, NSRI Wilderness duty crew, the SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS and Eden 911 ambulance services responded to Island Lake, Wilderness, following reports of a teenager missing in the Lake. On our arrival on the scene we found bystander CPR (Cardio Pulmonary


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Weskus Erfenis Makietie 2018

Station 4 Mykonos participated in the festivities at the 7th annual ‘Weskus Erfenis Makietie 2018’ which took place in Laaiplek on Saturday 22 September 2018. “As always, what a professional and disciplined exercise it was. Well done to the entire crew on the day and a special word of thanks to Station Commander Casper Frylinck


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