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The boy had initially gone missing in the lagoon while swimming with a group of friends aged between 9 and 12.
Port Alfred has lost two fishermen after their boat was broadsided by a wave as they returned home through the Kowie River mouth, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute.
The National Sea Rescue Institute has saved two fishermen who got into difficulty off Macassar and four crew aboard a bulk carrier near Port Elizabeth.
After a two-hour operation, SA Whale Disentanglement Network officials have freed a 9-metre humpback whale that became entangled in fishing rope.
A distressed seal and a loggerhead turtle have been rescued after becoming trapped in fishing net in Kommetjie.
A 72-year-old man is in recovery after being stung by a Blue Stingray off Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal.
An extensive air, sea and shoreline search is underway after a boat sailing out of Kalk Bay capsized, leaving one dead, another missing and a third hospitalised.
A young whale calf was freed after becoming entangled in fishing rope lines near Millers Point between Simon's Town and Cape Point on Saturday.
Five fishermen have been rescued after their boat struck a whale, cracking the vessel's hull in the process.
The Simon's Town National Sea Rescue Institute has rescued a fisherman believed to have had a stroke on a fishing trawler south of Cape Point in Cape Town.
A massive search is underway for a child who got into difficulty while swimming at Strand outside Cape Town.
A crewman on a Romanian ship has been admitted to hospital after being evacuated off a crude oil tanker off-shore of the Port of Durban.
A floating stretcher that the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) designed to extricate hikers has earned it a finalist spot for an international maritime award.
A loggerhead turtle is receiving treatment at the Two Oceans Aquarium after it was found entangled in a discarded fishing net along with a Cape fur seal.
The National Sea Rescue Institute has had a busy weekend responding to multiple incidents.
Quick action from the National Sea Rescue Institute in Plettenberg Bay has resulted in the recovery of equipment as people ran into trouble at sea.
The SA Whale Disentanglement Network in conjunction with the National Sea Rescue Institute has rescued a female Humpback whale swimming with her calf.
A fisherman has died, and two have been rescued, after their boat capsized in the waves near Hermanus, the NSRI says. Meanwhile, two other men who went out searching for them are still missing at sea.
A whale shark measuring 5m has been found beached in Kommetjie in the Western Cape.
A fisherman has earned a nasty reward for his efforts of trying to save a shark caught in fishing nets on a trawler near Port Elizabeth.
Western CapeO'Dwyer Personnel
Western CapeUltimate SearchR180 000.00 - R220 000.00 Per Year
Western CapeDepartment of HealthR316 700.00 - R316 791.00 Per Year
R 1 849 000
R 11 750 000
R 1 695 000
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