ARTICLES RELATING TO NSRI

Body discovered in Steenbras river

2017-02-15 20:21

A body was recovered from the Steenbras River mouth, Gordons Bay, after it was spotted from a helicopter, the NSRI said.

2 rescued after yacht runs out of fuel, starts sinking off Wild Coast

2017-01-29 19:33

Two men survived heavy storms and had to abandon their yacht after it ran out of fuel and started sinking off the Eastern Cape coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has said.

Bystanders create harness in vain bid to save man swept off rocks in Cape Town

2017-01-15 12:23

A resident walking his dog and a cyclist have desperately tried to save a man who was swept off the rocks at the Three Anchor Bay promenade by creating a makeshift harness to haul him to safety.

Tourist helps to save 6-year-old girl from drowning in Plett

2017-01-09 15:40

The National Sea Rescue Institute says tourists helped rescue two struggling bathers, one of them a 6-year-old girl, in separate incidents.

Bittersweet rescue of beached dolphins

2017-01-08 14:18

The NSRI says a beached baby dolphin has been successfully returned to the sea at Jeffrey's Bay, but a large dolphin had to be euthanised as a result of severe wounds.

Cape Town sun trips up US hiker

2017-01-01 21:13

Another scorcher in Cape Town has resulted in an American tourist having to be airlifted and treated for dehydration while hiking the picturesque Oude Schip trail.

Bodies of two unidentified children found in Muizenberg estuary

2016-12-31 14:21

The bodies of two unidentified children have been discovered in an estuary in Muizenberg, Cape Town, the NSRI says.

Praise for hero East London cop who tried to save a man washed out to sea

2016-12-28 20:48

The NSRI has praised a brave off-duty police constable for trying to save an Alice man who was swept out to sea in East London.

Paddler suffers exhaustion, hypothermia after going missing at sea

2016-12-24 22:15

A paddler was treated for exhaustion and hypothermia after he went missing during a paddle between St Francis Bay and Jeffreys Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute has confirmed.

Quad bike used in beach rescue after horse kicks woman

2016-12-20 10:15

A 23-year-old woman has been hospitalised after she reportedly fell off a horse and it kicked her, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

 

Police divers continue search for Cape Town man swept out to sea

2017-02-15 11:42

Police divers are continuing their search for a missing man who was swept out to sea at Monwabisi Beach, Western Cape police have confirmed.

Red flares not due to emergencies waste NSRI resources

2017-01-24 19:02

Rescue teams spent four hours searching for the source of a red distress flare seen between Kommetjie and Hout Bay, the NSRI said.

Teen spear-fisherman dies off PE coast

2017-01-14 18:15

An 18-year-old spear-fisherman died after he went missing while free-diving off Cape Recife near Port Elizabeth.

Bodies of teen and rescue worker swept away in flood recovered

2017-01-08 17:44

The NSRI says the bodies of a teenage girl who was swept away by a river in flood and her would-be rescuer have been recovered.

NSRI saves 193 lives in December

2017-01-04 14:06

The National Sea Rescue Institute says it managed to save 193 lives in December and responded to 132 incidents.

Seven struggling seal pups ferried to island in sea rescue

2016-12-31 21:35

Sea rescuers dealt with patients of a more unusual kind on Saturday - seven seal pups which were swept off an island onto the shore and ferried back there to be reunited with their mothers, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Beware of new moon rip currents - NSRI

2016-12-29 10:15

Bathers have been urged to be extra careful due to super-strong rip currents that come with the new moon.

Search for missing Hermanus man continues

2016-12-26 07:36

Police divers are expected to continue the search for a 21-year-old man who is missing and presumed drowned in the sea off Hawston near Hermanus.

Fisherman drowns in Kalk Bay harbour

2016-12-24 16:05

A fisherman, believed to be in his forties, has drowned after falling into the harbour from a fishing boat in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has said.

Rugby ace, 16, from Otto du Plessis drowns

2016-12-20 06:22

Jack, a pupil at Otto du Plessis High, was on a church outing to Paradise Beach in Ashton Bay in the Eastern Cape when he disappeared under water.

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