Busy weekend for rescuers around the Coast

Medical assistance rendered at 3 calls over the weekend – Witsand Port Beaufort. Missing man found after a brief search – Port Alfred. False alarm with good intentions – Table View. Cyclists assisted – Plettenberg Bay: WITSAND PORT BEAUFORT: Brian Stockton, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort deputy station commander, said: NSRI Station Witsand Port Beaufort duty crew were


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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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Incidents at Witsand and Wilderness:

WITSAND: On Monday, 20 November, at 06h00, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort duty crew were activated following reports from a local resident of a cyclist in an accident on a mountain bike in Baracouta Street, Witsand. An NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort medic was sent to the scene where he medically assessed a man found to be in a stable


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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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Incidents in Witsand, Plettenberg Bay and Table Bay

WITSAND: Theo Erasmus, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort station commander, said: At 08h30 on Wednesday the 30th of August, NSRI Witsand Port Beaufort duty crew were activated to assist SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) who were investigating reports of a suspected chemical fluid spillage between the Breede River Mouth and Takheining (a well known fishing area). On


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Incidents at Dassen Island and Witsand:

DASSEN ISLAND: Willem Lubbe, NSRI Yzerfontein station commander, said: At 11h45, Monday, 10th April, NSRI Yzerfontein duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Rotary Onwards to rendezvous with a fishing vessel at anchor at Huisbaai, Dassen Island, suffering battery failure. We delivered 2 fresh batteries and stood by on the scene but after their motors


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NSRI’s 50th Anniversary Open Day at Witsand

Beautiful town of Witsand

We gathered today in the beautiful village of Witsand to celebrate Sea Rescue saving lives for 50 years. CEO, Dr Cleeve Robertson welcomed all our special guests and Station Commander, Theo Erasmus thanked all the supporters, donors, crew and retired crew who have supported their rescue base.   Allan Cramb who is a founder crewmember of the NSRI will be


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