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.

Search for missing Cape Town hiker enters fifth day

2015-05-18 18:27

The search for a Muizenberg man has continued in a scaled-down format around Table Mountain, marking the fifth day of searching since he disappeared while out on a hike.

Search for Cape Town hiker enters fourth day

2015-05-17 17:48

The parents and brother of 25-year-old Taro Spies are helping with an extensive search around Table Mountain after he went missing while out on a hike.

Hiker airlifted to hospital after fall in nature reserve

2015-05-07 19:08

A rescue team came to the aid of a 79-year-old Krugersdorp man who had sustained a head injury after falling during a hike in Plettenberg Bay.

Ten-year-old boy saved from the surf

2015-04-06 15:32

A ten-year-old boy had a close shave after a strong rip current swept him out beyond the shore break while swimming near Blythedale on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

Family rescued after being trapped at Eastern Cape camping site

2015-04-05 18:23

A family with two sick children had to be rescued from a camping site near Jeffrey’s Bay after a swollen Berg River blocked their only route out.

Man dies in fall at Cape Point

2015-02-23 10:04

A man has died and four are seriously injured after incidents on the Cape Peninsula's mountains over the weekend, according to officials.

Rescuers bring 21 trapped on Dappat se Gat to safety

2015-01-25 21:19

A group of people trapped in a cove by the incoming tide on island at Dappat se Gat, Kogelbaai, have been rescued.

9 boys rescued from flash flood

2014-12-12 13:11

Nine boys have been rescued from the flooding Umfolozi River near Ulundi in an operation lasting several hours, the KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services have said.

Mountain rescue man dies - report

2014-10-08 10:12

A North West man, Shadrack Rasello, 26, whose leg had to amputated during a mountain rescue, has died in Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, a report says.


Cape Town boy found alive under boat

2015-05-19 15:46

A collective sigh of relief has swept through the Hangberg Community Centre after reports were received that missing Byron Baron had been found.

Two holidaymakers swept away by waves while snapping pics of the view

2015-05-18 08:49

Two holidaymakers from Gauteng have suffered multiple fractures and lacerations after waves swept both to sea in Plettenberg Bay, the NSRI says.

Toddler drowns in Hartbeespoort Dam on Mother's Day

2015-05-11 09:26

A family outing to the Hartbeespoort Dam has ended in tragedy after a toddler presumably drowned when a rubber duck overturned.

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

2015-04-26 20:31

There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies have rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.

Durban fishermen rescued from island

2015-04-05 20:32

Six fishermen had to be rescued after a high tide cut them off from the mainland in Durban, the NSRI says.

Morocco locates missing Spanish cavers

2015-04-04 17:13

Moroccan emergency services have launched a rescue operation for three Spanish cavers found apparently alive by search teams in the High Atlas mountains.

Boy’s hand stuck in pool for hours

2015-02-20 16:30

A 9-year-old has been rushed to hospital after his hand got stuck in a pool weir during a school trip in Bloemfontein.

Teen safe after dramatic rescue at Camps Bay beach

2015-01-19 21:34

A Johannesburg teen has been rescued after he was swept out to sea at Camps Bay beach while flying a large kite.

UK sailor, 82, rescued near Richards Bay

2014-10-18 14:37

An 82-year-old British solo sailor was rescued near Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

100+ people, 48 hours to rescue man

2014-09-22 17:25

It took over two days for more than 100 people from different organisations to save a North West man who had fallen from a mountain and become wedged on a cliff between two large rocks.

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