Khayelitsha man disappears in surf

2016-10-20 21:16

A search is underway for a man who disappeared in the surf while swimming at Monwabisi Beach in Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

Red distress flare remains a mystery at Cape point

2016-10-03 20:57

Mystery surrounds the single red distress flare seen near Cape Point.

Strandfontein pair drown in rip current

2016-09-25 22:41

Two men drowned while swimming in the sea of Mnandi beach near Strandfontein on Sunday.

PICS: Driver escapes after vehicle plunges off bridge into Durban river

2016-09-18 21:24

A Durban man has had a lucky to escape after his car plunged off a bridge into a river in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban.

Rescue mission mounted for gravely ill sailor

2016-08-21 21:42

A gravely ill sailor on a bulk carrier ship has been rescued by NSRI volunteers and paramedics in Port Elizabeth.

Southern Cape fires quelled after evening blaze

2016-08-12 12:15

Multiple fires that rapidly spread across George, Wilderness and Hoekwil have largely been extinguished.

NSRI recover body floating in Umgeni River

2016-08-07 22:02

Police have opened an inquest docket following the discovery of a dead body floating in the Umgeni River, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Happy ending after whale is beached in Still Bay

2016-07-04 22:48

Responding teams and members of the public have helped a beached whale swim out to sea in Still Bay.

Labrador plucked from sea fighting for her life

2016-06-15 08:04

Xena the Labrador's miraculous rescue from the ocean this week has left many hearts warm. However, her adventure is far from over as she fights the repercussions of her near-drowning.

They are truly special people for rescuing me - woman swept out to sea

2016-06-09 09:12

A legal secretary is ecstatic that two surfers who put their lives on the line to find her in the waters off Noordhoek beach in Cape Town have been honoured.


Man swept out at Richards Bay presumed drowned

2016-10-17 22:25

A swimmer who disappeared off the coast of Richards Bay at the weekend is presumed to have drowned, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Monday.

NSRI commends hotel staff on rescue

2016-09-29 21:14

The National Sea Rescue Institute has commended three men who saved a 14-year-old boy and 20-year-old man from drowning in Plettenberg Bay.

Teacher injured on Port Edward adventure camp

2016-09-24 12:34

A teacher had to be transported to hospital after being injured during a zip lining activity at an adventure camp near Port Edward.

PICS: Stranded whale 'hugs' rescue boat after being freed from nets

2016-08-29 11:46

Coast guard staff have described how a humpback whale freed from netting thanked them by "hugging" the side of their boat, and then following them for twenty minutes.

Injured sailor plucked from cargo ship off PE

2016-08-13 17:00

A Filipino sailor who fell down the steps of a ship has been fetched at sea by the National Sea Rescue Institute for treatment to his injuries

Plett surfers rescue tourists

2016-08-11 22:38

Two surfers have been hailed as heroes for helping to save three British tourists caught in rip currents at Lookout Beach in Plettenberg Bay, the NSRI said on Thursday.

Umlazi teens rescued in life-or-death river operation

2016-07-26 20:03

Police divers and an NSRI rescue swimmer have risked their lives to rescue two teenagers who had been stranded on an island after a river broke its banks in Umlazi.

Paddlers find body of missing Durban man

2016-06-24 17:28

The body of a man believed to have been missing for the past week has been found floating in the sea off Durban, the NSRI says.

Sinking Labrador plucked from sea

2016-06-13 20:22

A panic-stricken dog that jumped into the ocean off Strand has been saved by a fishing vessel with just minutes to spare, says the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Cape Town family catches up with captain who saved their son's life

2016-06-08 10:02

While nothing could return the favour for saving his son's life, Ray Castelyn has played host to the French bulk carrier captain who rescued Kyle and fellow yachtsman Jean Sitruk from the ocean, to show his appreciation.

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