False alarm with good intentions – Simon’s Town. Boat assisted – Kommetjie. Fisherman patient evacuated – Jeffreys Bay. Yacht assisted – East London:

SIMON’S TOWN: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 12h27, Tuesday, 17th July, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following eye-witness reports of paddlers suspected to be in difficulty off-shore of Glencairn. A CMR (Cape Medical Response) response vehicle was dispatched to investigate from the shoreline (while NSRI crew responded to the sea


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Medical assistance – Port Alfred. Search for boats that raised eye-witness concerns – Betty’s Bay. Surf-skier rescued – Simon’s Town:

PORT ALFRED: Stephen Slade, NSRI Port Alfred deputy station commander, said: At 10h12, Saturday, 23rd June, NSRI Port Alfred medical crew assisted an adult male at Shelly Beach parking area. The man was reported by bystanders to be suffering seizures. Our NSRI medics stabilised the patient and a Gardmed ambulance was summoned to the scene


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Three men survive night at sea

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

CAPE POINT: Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 07h46, Friday, 13th April, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following reports from the charter fishing boat Tyler reporting to have happened upon the 21 foot capsized boat Zeek, with 3 men sitting on the upturned hull, 2 nautical miles South of Cape Point.


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Busy start to the weekend

Picture Andrew Ingram / Sea Rescue

ST FRANCIS BAY: Sarah Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, said: At 19h25, Friday, 19th January, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following a request for medical assistance from the Chokka fishing vessel Viagro. A 33 year old male crewman, from Plettenberg Bay, suffering dehydration onboard the Chokka fishing boat, was taken off


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Medical assistance – Witsand. 22 fishermen rescued – Hermanus. Medical assistance – Simonstown:

WITSAND: Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort station commander, said: At 11h50, Thursday, 07th December,  NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort medical crew were activated following reports from relatives of a 79 year old lady collapsed in her bathroom and that they could not gain entrance into the house. Our NSRI medical crew responded and on arrival on the


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Boat assisted off Millers Point

By NSRI Simonstown. The boat Penny Lover being brought to Millers Point slip-way rafter alongside the sea rescue craft Spirit of Surf-ski II.

Darren Zimmerman, NSRI Simon’s Town station commander, said: At 16h59, Monday, 23rd October, NSRI Simon,s Town duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from family members reporting that the 25 foot boat Penny Lover was overdue and family were unable to reach them but family were aware that the boat may have been experiencing steering


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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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