Incidents: Sea Point, Hermanus, Knysna and Durban.:

Image courtesy of NSRI: Graeme Harding

SEA POINT: Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said: At 16h21, Friday, 05 July, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a drowning in progress at Sunset Beach, Sea Point. NSRI Table Bay, NSRI Headquarters and NSRI Bakoven dispatched rescue swimmers to respond to the scene. Sea rescue craft at


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Howard Bell awarded with Directors’ thanks

Howard Bell, from Bakoven, was awarded with a Directors’ Letter of Thanks for a rescue that he carried out on 06 January 2019. The Letter of thanks reads:   “Howard joined Station 2 in 1983 and served as sea-going crew until August 2017 when he took on the role of station engineer. On the morning


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SEA RESCUE – South Coast – Tuesday, 02 July. 4 men rescued by lifeguards:

2 of the 4 Emithonjaneni Lifeguard Services - Glenmore beach lifeguards, Enn boy-boy Mpisi and Thabiso Jiba

MUNSTER – SOUTH COAST John Nicholas, NSRI Port Edward station commander, said: At 10h49, NSRI Port Edward were activated following reports of a boat capsized in the surfline at Glenmore Beach, Munster, on the South Coast. NSRI Port Edward rescue swimmers, Police Search and Rescue, Med-Evac ambulance services and Netcare 911 ambulance services responded to


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Whales assisted in disentanglement operation

SAWDN successfully disentangled a juvenile 8 meter Humpback whale from an entanglement in fishing gear off Buffels Bay, Cape Point. SAWDN were activated late yesterday afternoon, Sunday, 30th June, following eye witness reports of a whale appearing to be entangled. SAWDN volunteers, aboard an NSRI Simon’s Town rigid inflatable sea rescue craft and the local


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2 incidents of boats capsizing – Noordhoek, Port Elizabeth and Mtwalume, Margate. Paddlers rescued – Hermanus:

NOORDHOEK, PORT ELIZABETH: Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said: At 07h04, Saturday, 29th June, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized at Noordhoek. NSRI Port Elizabeth, Coastal Water Rescue and Relay ambulance services responded. On arrival on the scene 2 local men were found washed ashore and


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Surfer rescued

Sara Jane Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said: At 16h03 on Thursday the 27th of June NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a drowning in progress near the popular surf spot Granny’s Pool. Our Sea Rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and our NSRI rescue


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