No sign of man who went out on rubber duck at Pearly Beach

2017-04-23 22:42

A man is missing after he launched his grey rubber duck from Pearly Beach in the Overberg, Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Couple survive hour in cold water after rubber duck capsized

2017-04-02 22:14

A couple was extremely relieved to be united after their rubber duck capsized and they were separated in the surf.

Woman missing after falling from cliff in Mossel Bay

2017-03-14 20:30

A 30-year-old woman has been missing since Monday after she fell from a cliff at The Point in Mossel Bay, say officials.

Girl, 10, injured by rubber duck propeller in Langebaan

2017-02-28 12:32

A 10-year-old girl has been admitted to hospital after she was hit by the propeller of a rubber duck in Langebaan Lagoon.

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.


Man, 43, missing after falling off vessel near Cape Point

2017-04-19 19:01

Sea rescue teams are searching for a fisherman who fell from a fishing vessel near Cape Point.

German tourist, 58, missing in Cape St Francis

2017-03-30 22:38

A National Sea Rescue Institute rescue team has been unable to find a 58-year-old German tourist believed to have been swept out to sea.

Injured French yachtsman brought safely to shore

2017-03-11 19:19

A French solo yachtsman has arrived safely in Cape Town after a close shave with exhaustion and an injured shoulder after his auto-pilot had failed.

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.

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