Surfer uses WhatsApp to ask for help

2017-05-07 21:40

A 16-year-old surfer who had fallen down an embankment in Hermanus used WhatsApp to communicate with his mother, who raised the alarm.

Teen bitten by shark at Plettenberg Bay

2017-04-29 22:09

A 14-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after a shark bit his leg at Plettenberg Bay.

Man swims to shore, hikes, finds phone to save dad in ocean

2017-04-27 21:01

When a boat capsized off Richards Bay on Thursday morning, a man did not hesitate to spring into action to save his dad hanging onto the upturned hull.

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.


NSRI rescues boy, 4 fishermen and 4 crew members

2017-05-02 21:56

The NSRI's Yzerfontein duty crew has rescued four fishermen after their boat experienced mechanical failure and nearly drifted onto the rocks while dragging its anchor on the south side of Dassen Island.

Great White sharks spotted in Plettenberg Bay

2017-04-29 07:20

The National Sea Rescue Institute has warned the public to be vigilant when heading to the beach on the Southern Cape coastline after a large number of Great White sharks were spotted in Plettenberg Bay.

Trapped family rescued from hyacinth in Harties

2017-04-24 12:26

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew has rescued a father and his two daughters who were trapped on a ferry raft in dense hyacinth in the Hartbeespoort Dam near Meerhof.

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.

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