Man drowns in Rooi Els, trying to recover a crayfish trap

2015-11-21 19:44

A 37-year-old man died after he drowned trying to recover a crayfish trap between Hermanus and Gordons Bay, the NSRI says.

Family apologises for lanterns mistaken for distress flares

2015-11-14 07:15

A Port Elizabeth family that released Chinese lanterns, which were mistaken for distress flares, causing rescue officials to rush to the scene, has apologised.

Rough weekend for SA aviation

2015-11-08 22:07

Four aircraft of various types have crashed around the country since Friday.

Man found on Port Alfred riverbank claims he was assaulted

2015-11-07 07:33

A 24-year-old man, who claims he was assaulted, has been found on the banks of the Kowie River in Port Alfred, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Search for missing swimmer at Pearly Beach

2015-10-28 09:12

A swimmer has gone missing off the Pearly Beach coast between Hermanus and Struis Baai in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Man's shark attack kit idea helped save brother

2015-10-27 07:13

The shark attack kit used to stabilise Stuart Anderson was installed at a Stilbaai beach with the help of his brother a few years ago.

'I saw the shark behind them' - injured surfer's friend

2015-10-26 08:12

A friend of injured surfer Stuart Anderson spotted a shark in the water behind him while they were about 50m offshore, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Two men survive run-in with whale

2015-10-20 21:04

Two men who defied death, surviving rough seas and a run-in with a whale, have told of their harrowing experience after one was reunited with his family in Cape Town.

Boy disappears underwater in quarry

2015-10-18 21:00

A search is under way for a 12-year-old boy who disappeared under water while swimming with friends in a quarry between Deneysville and Oranjeville, the NSRI has said.

Dept wants thorough probe into trawler tragedy

2015-09-29 16:11

There needs to be a thorough investigation into the deaths of nine fishermen who, with the rest of their crew, abandoned a fishing trawler, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says.


Two crewmen escape unscathed as boat washes up on rocks

2015-11-16 07:52

Two crewmen have managed to escape unscathed after their boat washed up at Hangklip, the National Sea Rescue Institute confirmed.

NSRI team deployed after Chinese lanterns mistaken for flares

2015-11-13 10:18

The National Sea Rescue Institute says it deployed a team from Port Elizabeth's Summerstrand beach after receiving reports of multiple red distress flares, but it turns out it was possibly just Chinese lanterns.

Aircraft makes beach landing in Richard's Bay

2015-11-08 11:18

A light aircraft was forced to land on the beach at Richard's Bay, according to a spokesperson for the NSRI.

Couple's boat drifts onto sand bar in Witsand

2015-10-29 09:01

A couple from Witbank had to be towed off shore after their boat drifted onto a sand bar, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

10 rescued after 2 boats get into trouble

2015-10-27 09:25

Ten fishermen have been rescued from two boats between Struisbaai and Witsand, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Shark attack victim had 'never been hit so hard in his life'- witness

2015-10-26 13:15

"You don’t ever want to see this kind of thing in your life," a friend of Stuart Anderson has told News24 after the surfer was injured in a shark attack in Stilbaai.

Surfer airlifted after Western Cape shark attack

2015-10-25 20:32

A 42-year-old surfer remains in a serious condition after he was bitten by a shark near Morris Reef, Still Bay.

Boy's body retrieved from quarry

2015-10-18 22:23

The body of a 12-year-old boy has been retrieved from a quarry between Deneysville and Oranjeville, police have confirmed.

Sledgehammer-wielding burglars clean out NSRI store room

2015-10-16 19:48

The NSRI's store room in Maitland, Cape Town, has been burgled, with the robbers making off with medical supplies, splints, spinal trauma boards, boxes of branded NSRI uniforms and even boat propellers.

I'm glad I didn't get on that boat, says fisherman

2015-09-29 14:47

Sebastian Job made a sudden decision two weeks not to set foot on the fishing vessel that he had worked on for six years. Days later his friends, who were like family to him, died on the boat.

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