Boat assisted: Hartbeespoort Dam

HARTBEESPOORT DAM: Rod Pitter, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said:  At 19h10 NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from 2 Pretoria men on a power boat reporting to be stranded in the Hyacinth on Hartbeespoort Dam and their boat Catch Me suffered motor mechanical failure. They had launched earlier from the Ifafi


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A busy Heritage Day for rescuers around the country..

NSRI Simonstown Spirit of Safmarine III. Picture by Kevin Swart.

HARTBEESPOORT DAM: Michael Saunders, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said: At 06h44, Sunday, 24th September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam were informed by a member of the public that a ski-boat had been trapped in the Hyacinth approximately 300 meters offshore from the K’Shane Estate. They had reportedly been there since 18h00 on Saturday Night. Contact was made with the


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Patient medivac’d off fishing trawler

HARTBEESPOORT DAM: Rod Pitter, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam deputy station commander, said: Our NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated just after 14h00 on Sunday, 06th August, following reports of a 60 year old female paddling on a canoe on the Dam and reported by family to be overdue after not returning home as expected. We launched the rescue


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Father and daughters assisted from Hyacinth entrapment:

Source: Jacaranda FM, shows the Hyacinth growing on the Hartbeespoort Dam

Michael Saunders, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said: At 01h22, Monday, 24th April, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following a request for assistance for a father and his 2 daughters, aged 17 and 7, from Pretoria, trapped on a ferry raft in amongst dense hyacinth on the Hartbeespoort Dam in the vicinity of Meerhof,


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4 fatalities after ferry catches fire

At 14h30, Saturday, 19th November, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following reports of the local ferry pleasure boat Prime Time on fire on the South Eastern side of Hartbeespoort Dam (near to Pecanwood Estate). The ferry pleasure boat Prime Time, known as the “party boat”, was on the water with crew and passengers onboard at


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CPR DAY – 05 NOVEMBER 2016

Child doing CPR - Onele Mathlumba a grade 6 learner from the Roman Catholic JSS school in Port St Johns learns Hands On CPR during a WaterWise lesson on Monday.

On Saturday the 5th of November 2016 Sea Rescue will work with organisations including the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa, Emergency Medicine Cape Town, Emergency Medical Services and Lifeguards to teach Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to as many people as possible. The CPR initiative started yesterday, 31 October 2016 with Instructors visiting schools and various


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Gauteng Rotary Wine Auction

A fantastic evening was enjoyed at the Gauteng Rotary Wine Auction last night where all funds raised were in aid of a new boatshed at Hartbeespoort Dam. The event began with welcome drinks before moving into dinner and a night of spectacular auction wines. R120 000 was raised from the auction of wines and a further R10 000


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Join us for our Annual Wine Auction

The annual NSRI wine auction hosted together with Rotary is a great opportunity to participate in one of Sea Rescue’s inland projects.  Apart from supporting a worthy cause, you get to enjoy a top class evening of fine wines and delicious food. Our project this year is to fund a boatshed for NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam. Please join us on 22nd September


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