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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Man suspected to be swept out to sea on a raft

  At 10h40 on Saturday the 12th of March, NSRI Port St Johns duty crew were activated following a report from the security at the Cape Hermes lighthouse at Port St Johns of a man being swept out to sea through the Mzimvubu river mouth on what appeared to be a make-shift raft. Despite an extensive search no sign


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Shark incident

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On Saturday 2 May, Rob Nettleton took a party of sightseers out on his private boat OFFSHORE 1. The trip was arranged to accommodate local backpacker sightseeing tour operator, 29 year old Mathieu Dasnois, from Cape Town. He has been living in Port St Johns for the past year and had clients to accompany the sightseeing


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WaterWise in the rural Eastern Cape:

Debbie and some of the children who are now WaterWise.

WaterWise Instructor Debbie Smith, who is based in Port St Johns reports on teaching the rural children surrounding the coastal town about water safety: “Huge fun was had introducing the jiga jive to our learners this month, watching them show me in turn how they jiga jive ahead of their learning session.  Learning is about


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Missing mom and children found safe

At 16h00, Saturday, 05th July, NSRI Port St Johns volunteer crew were activated following a request for assistance from a man reporting to have been separated from his wife and two small children during a hike at Cremorne in the vicinity of Mount Sullivan, near to the mouth of the Umzimvubu River mouth, Port St


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WaterWise st Johns:

Happy, Safe children.

On 26th May Debbie Smith, WaterWise Instructor in Port St Johns, did her last visit to the Roman Catholic JSS school to teach Grades 7-9. This is her report: Whilst waiting for them to finish their 10 minute lunch break, there were a bunch of younger learners that called out to me by name and


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Port St Johns – Man dies, boat washed ashore:

Wednesday, 14th May, 2014. Man dies, boat washed ashore: Just before 16h00 on Wednesday the 14th of May, NSRI Port St Johns  duty crew were activated following reports of a boat run out of fuel and the skipper and a crewman having attempted to swim ashore approximately 1 kilometre North of the Umzimvubu River in


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Man fatally wounded by shark

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At approximately 15h00, Saturday, 22nd March, NSRI Port St Johns volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of a shark incident at 2nd Beach, Port St Johns. NSRI Port St Johns volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched sea rescue craft and responded.  They found that the body of a 72 year old man,


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WaterWise in Port St Johns:

Debbie Smith, WaterWise Port St Johns.

A big welcome to Debbie Smith who is the newest addition to the WaterWise team of Instructors. Debbie is a scuba diving instructor and volunteer with NSRI in Port St Johns. She will be teaching water safety to the children in and around the Port St Johns area.


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