Long weekend callouts – Volunteers respond to nine callouts as the holiday season kicks off

Pink Buoys Save Lives

NSRI Volunteers from STATION 4 – Mykonos, STATION 9 – Gordon’s Bay and STATION 14 – Plettenberg Bay responded to five separate incidents on Saturday 14th December and Sunday 15th December, bringing the total number of incidents reported over the long weekend to nine, thus far. Recent incidents reported occurred as follows: STATION 4 –


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Weekend incidents

NSRI richards bay Picture: / Sea Rescue

RICHARDS BAY: Hillegard Holthauzen, NSRI Richards Bay duty controller, said: At 23h00, Thursday, 31st May, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were alerted by public members of a red distress flare sighted off Mtunzini Main Beach. NSRI crew investigated, checking outstanding ski boats at Richards Bay and Mtunzini boat clubs and a empty boat trailer was found at


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Shark incident – Plettenberg Bay. Missing fisherman – Soetwater. Injured sailor assisted – Hout Bay. Injured hiker assisted – Port St Johns.:

PLETTENBERG BAY: Robbie Gibson, NSRI Plettenberg Bay deputy station commander, said: At 09h39, Sunday, 22nd April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of a man bumped off his paddle-ski (correction: surfski) at Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, by a shark that appears to have breached from under the ski and biting a hole


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Plettenberg – fatal heart attack

Marc Rodgers, NSRI Plettenberg Bay station commander, said: At 09h31, 16th April, NSRI medical crew were activated following reports of a local 72 year old man suffering a suspected heart attack nearby to the Dunes holiday flats. NSRI medical crew, our NSRI doctor, and our NSRI rescue vehicle responded and ER24 ambulance services responded. On arrival on the scene extensive CPR (Cardio


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Incidents in Richard’s Bay and Plettenberg Bay

RICHARDS BAY: Jacques Kruger, NSRI Richards Bay duty coxswain, said: At 16h00, Monday, 19th March, NSRI Richards Bay duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following reports from Telkom Maritime Radio Services of the 18 foot ski-boat Blue with 2 local men onboard that radioed for assistance East of Richards Bay


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