ARTICLES RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE

Couple and schnauzer rescued from sinking yacht

2015-08-25 15:26

A couple’s alleged escape from the Zululand Yacht Club and supposed debt of R40 000 ended disastrously when their yacht sank off the coast of Durban.

We were glad to save lives - SA Navy captain

2015-08-18 08:03

SA Navy captain Musawenkosi Nkomonde says he and his crew were proud to be able to rescue the crew of a yacht during the Cape to Rio race in January last year.

Catamaran rescued off Hout Bay

2015-08-05 20:51

A catamaran with four men on board has been towed to Hout Bay after its batteries failed, the NSRI says.

Foreign hiker rescued in bold helicopter hoist

2015-07-15 15:25

A French hiker who was stranded on a rocky ledge in the Drakensberg for more than 24 hours has been hoisted to safety in a bold helicopter rescue.

Emergency team races to rescue stranded hiker

2015-07-15 07:45

Paramedics and rescue technicians are travelling in a military helicopter to rescue an injured hiker in a remote region of the Northern Drakensburg.

3 rescued off rock after being trapped by high tide

2015-07-05 12:31

Three people, including two children, have been rescued after the spring high tide left them trapped on a rock at Pacaltsdorp, near George, the NSRI says.

Search for missing woman called off, yacht returns to Durban

2015-06-21 14:46

A desperate search for a woman who is believed to have fallen off a yacht has not been successful and her husband has since sailed back to Durban.

Body found on mountain not missing Muizenberg hiker - police

2015-06-18 17:46

The body recovered from Table Mountain may be that of a man reported missing at the Camps Bay police station three days ago, police say.

Boogie boarder rescued in high seas

2015-05-30 19:22

A man had a two hour boogie boarding ordeal in the heavy seas of Cape Town before being rescued by the NSRI.

Search for Cape Town hiker called off

2015-05-25 17:19

The search for Muizenberg resident Taro Spies has been called off after 11 days of combing areas around Table Mountain.

 

NSRI team given award for rescuing kite flyer

2015-08-18 08:03

An NSRI team has been given a silver gallantry award by the institute for saving a man who nearly drowned while trying to recover his kite in Camps Bay in January.

Teen rescuer: Drowning man was saying 'help, help'

2015-08-18 08:03

A Grade 8 pupil who saved a man from drowning has been given an award by the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Dhlomo praises EMS after dramatic mountain search

2015-07-15 20:26

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has praised the Emergency Medical Services team, who worked in conjunction with the SANDF and the Mountain Club of SA, to rescue a man stuck in the Drakensberg Mountains.

Gusting winds hamper rescue of foreign hiker in Drakensberg

2015-07-15 13:55

Gale-force winds have stalled the aerial rescue of a 30-year-old French national who is trapped on a mountain ledge in the Northern Drakensberg.

Man rescued off Hekpoort mountain

2015-07-09 19:24

A man has been rescued off a mountain in the Hekpoort area, between Magaliesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam, after falling down a steep slope, paramedics say.

Search for missing woman scaled down

2015-06-22 12:21

THE search for 58-year-old Carly Hill, who went missing from a yacht six nautical miles off-shore of the Tugela River mouth on Friday last week, has been scaled down.

Search suspended for woman reported missing off yacht

2015-06-19 22:57

Search and rescue teams will resume their search for a woman reported missing off a yacht six nautical miles off-shore of the Tugela River mouth, in KwaZulu-Natal, at first light, the NSRI says.

7-year-old Limpopo girl still missing

2015-06-09 15:48

Police are still searching for missing seven-year-old child, Leago Mohlahla, helped by residents, the police's K9 unit as well as search and rescue officials.

Park boss and wife injured in buffalo attack

2015-05-28 15:57

The chief executive of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and his wife have been airlifted after an encounter with a buffalo.

Malaysia orders search-and-rescue for migrants

2015-05-21 22:10

Four Malaysian navy ships have begun searching the seas for stranded boat people, in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia's shores.

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