Missing man, fire and fatal drowning

SHELLY BEACH: Jeremiah Jackson, NSRI Shelly Beach station commander, said: At 05h30, Sunday, 04th March, NSRI Shelly Beach duty crew, SA Police Services Search and Rescue and Medivac ambulance services searched at Margate Pier where a 34 year old Eastern Cape man is reported to have drowned. An extensive search revealed no sign of the


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Kite-surfers and windsurfers assisted – Misty Cliffs and Scarborough. CPR efforts and 2 men rescued – Melkbosstrand. Patient evacuation – Richards Bay:

KOMMETJIE: Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: At 13h59, Wednesday, 07th February, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of three kite-kurfers appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Misty Cliffs. The eye-witness reported two kite-surfers just behind the breaker line and one kite-surfer further out. NSRI crew and coast watchers were


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Rescues: National

PLETTENBERG BAY: Robbie Gibson, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 13h12 on Friday the 20th of October, NSRI Plettenberg Bay were alerted to reports of a man collapsed and unconscious at the parking area of Robberg Nature Reserve.  An ambulance had been activated and a group of people at the car park alerted NSRI to


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68 people rescued off sinking Ferry

Picture attached: By NSRI Table Bay of crew and passenger transfer taking place at sea

  Update: NSRI tow the passenger ferry to Robben Island:   Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said:  Following the successful rescue of passengers from the Robben Island passenger ferry Thandi and once all of the casualty crew and passengers were safely taken to the Port of Table Bay the NSRI Table Bay sea


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A first for South Africa

The first members who have started working on their fitness training under the leadership of veteran Lifeguard and NSRI Rescue Coxswain, Peter O'Hanlon.

National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in conjunction with Lifesaving South Africa (LSA) are joining hands to form the Melkbosstrand Surf Lifesaving Club (MLC). The club will make provision for Rescue Crew to train as Lifeguards or Lifeguards to train as Rescue Crew if they want to. “This is a first for South Africa. With determined


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Sea Rescue Teams up with Lifeguards

Sea Rescue Melkbosstrand is working with Lifeguards to form the first Lifesaving club that will operate out of a Sea Rescue station. Natasha Kriel (pictured) has been chosen as the Club Captain in this joint initiative and training of lifeguards will start soon. If you would like to be involved please let us know! info@searescue.org.za


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City of Cape Town shows appreciation

Helen Zille with Station Commander, Rhine Barnes

Our crew from Station 18 Melkbosstrand were invited to an Appreciation Ceremony hosted by Councillor Nora Grose, Ward 23 – last night.  The event was held at the Blouberg Library Hall.  Helen Zille was there to congratulate our Sea Rescue crew and Marnette Meyer took the pictures. Thank you to the City of Cape Town


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Incidents at Kommetjie, Mossel Bay, Gordons Bay, Melkbosstrand, Yzerfontein:

KOMMETJIE: Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said: At 13h24, Friday, 24th February, NSRI Kommetjie duty crew launched the Sea Rescue craft Spirit of the Vines following a request for assistance from three Ocean View fisherman on their small open fishing boat Septa reporting motor mechanical failure while fishing off-shore of between Gif Kommethie and Platboom, Cape Point. Our


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