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Getting stuck in the icy Arctic: You're on you own

2017-07-25 15:00

The MSV Nordica is as robust a ship as you can find, but striking out to sea in the remote and icy Arctic always carries a risk. What if something goes wrong? The short answer is: you're on your own.

Still no sign of 8 missing fishermen - NSRI

2017-07-18 16:33

Day three of the search for eight missing fishermen has still not yielded any results, the NSRI says.

Search continues for Cape Town girl washed off rocks at Betty's Bay

2017-07-03 11:10

The body of a little girl presumed to have drowned in Betty’s Bay has not yet been found.

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London apartment building

2017-06-14 05:56

Firefighters are battling a massive fire and evacuating residents from a burning 24-storey building in London.

Concerns over missing loved ones as 4 000 still displaced in Knysna

2017-06-09 12:35

Knysna relief workers are helping to trace people who are unaccounted for, after raging fires forced a mass evacuation of the town, the Gift of the Givers has said.

Man allegedly thrown off 25m-high KZN bridge

2017-04-13 10:27

Paramedics have rescued a man who survived being allegedly thrown off a 25m-high bridge in the Paradise Valley Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.

Floods trap passenger bus in Meiringspoort pass

2017-04-09 22:52

Floods and heavy rains have trapped a passenger bus in Meiringspoort pass between De Rust and Beaufort West, Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa says.

Search continues for woman missing on Table Mountain

2017-03-22 12:25

The search for a woman who went missing while hiking up Table Mountain's Platteklip Gorge is continuing, rescue officials have said.

Farmers, cops save kids from bus stuck in floodwaters

2017-02-22 10:02

Free State farmers and police struggled for hours to save a busload of schoolchildren after the vehicle got stuck in floodwaters on a low-water bridge.

Dehydrated hiker airlifted off Table Mountain

2017-01-01 16:42

A hiker from KwaZulu-Natal has been airlifted from Table Mountain after she became dehydrated.

 

Rescuers extend search area for 8 missing fishermen

2017-07-19 12:18

Volunteers have joined in the search for eight missing fishermen off the Eastern Cape coast, after their vessel capsized.

Air force joins search for 8 missing fishermen

2017-07-17 09:14

The search for eight missing fisherman will resume in the Cape St Francis vicinity after a full day extensive sea, air and shoreline search yielded no results.

Injured teen spends night on Hout Bay mountain

2017-06-26 12:26

An injured teenager has been extracted after being injured near the Myburgh Ravine and spending the night on mountains near Hout Bay.

Plett firefighter who died tried to outrun blaze

2017-06-09 14:00

A volunteer firefighter has died in George after sustaining injuries while helping to put out wildfires 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.

SA hunter missing without trace in Zimbabwe

2017-04-10 11:06

There is still no sign of a professional hunter from Limpopo, who has disappeared while on a hunting expedition in Zimbabwe.

Man drowns after boat capsizes off Clifton beach

2017-04-02 12:33

A 34-year-old man has died after a boat caught in heavy surf capsized off Clifton 1st beach in Cape Town.

Hikers grateful after rescue

2017-03-02 06:01

A KZN South Coast man of the cloth has expressed his gratefulness after he and his friend were rescued in Port Edward after getting lost during a hike.

Rescue team saves newborn from depths of pit toilet

2017-01-30 10:51

Pietermaritzburg's K9 Search and Rescue team has heroically saved the life of a newborn baby from the dank depths of a long drop toilet.

Injured hiker and rescuers stranded on mountain overnight

2016-12-31 08:01

A rescue team and injured hiker were left stranded on a mountain in Wolseley on Friday night because the helicopter meant to have airlifted them from the spot was dispatched to a car accident and due to fading light couldn't return.

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