NSRI's floating stretcher earns finalist spot for international award

2019-08-07 06:18

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.

Girl, 9, swept away while swimming with friends in Durban river

2019-02-15 15:30

A nine-year-old girl has been swept away by the current while swimming in a river with her friends in Umlazi, south of Durban.

Several drownings, some close rescues during New Year's Day festivities across SA

2019-01-02 17:01

While the majority of South Africans safely enjoyed their New Year's Day celebrations at the sea or near a pool, some were struck by tragedy, while others were saved by strangers and lifeguards.

Searches continue for drowning victims at KZN beaches

2018-12-28 13:19

The search for drowning victims at KwaZulu-Natal beaches has resumed, according to provincial police.

Birthday tragedy: Sea Point woman's body recovered after fatal Chapman's Peak fall

2018-12-03 12:40

The body of a woman who fell to her death from the Lookout Point at Chapman's Peak in Cape Town has been recovered, paramedics have said.

Missing boy's body washes up on north coast of KZN

2018-10-04 16:33

The body of a missing 16-year-old boy has been recovered after it washed up about 2km north of Zinkwazi Beach on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, according to emergency services.

Hero surfer rescues boy swept out to sea, Gansbaai fisherman still missing

2018-07-06 15:18

In Jeffreys Bay, a 14-year-old boy who was swept out to sea by rip currents at Albatross Beach has been rescued by a surfer who spotted him.

KZN man rescued after being trapped in grain silo for hours

2018-03-12 15:00

A man, believed to be in his 30s, has been rescued after spending several hours trapped inside a grain silo in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Rescued Sibanye Gold miners receiving medical attention after being trapped underground for over 24 hours

2018-02-02 09:23

The 955 Sibanye Gold mine workers who were rescued after being trapped underground for over a day are receiving medical attention and counselling.

Massive manhunt for aircraft missing over Wild Coast

2018-01-25 13:13

A major search and rescue mission is under way along the Wild Coast after a light aircraft and its two occupants went missing.


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2019-02-18 05:59

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Gloria mine death toll rises to 6, as poisonous gas halts rescue efforts

2019-02-08 10:24

The death toll at the Gloria coal mine near Middelburg in Mpumalanga has risen to six and rescue efforts have for now been halted owing to a plethora of dangers.

Quick-thinking lifeguards save boy, 7, from drowning at George beach

2018-12-31 14:00

A Western Cape boy has been saved by rescue officials after he nearly drowned at Victoria Bay, according to the NSRI.

Boy, 14, still missing at sea after disappearing while swimming with a friend

2018-12-24 09:44

A 14-year-old boy is still missing at sea after disappearing in the surf while swimming with a friend at Zinkwazi beach in KwaZulu-Natal.

WATCH: Man winched to safety from raging water in dramatic helicopter rescue

2018-11-30 13:57

A helicopter crew from the Los Angeles Fire Department lifted a man to safety from fast-moving waters in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River. Watch.

Missing woman's body found at Chapman's Peak

2018-08-03 11:27

The body of a 63-year-old woman who went missing on Sunday has been found next to Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town.

Three lost hikers rescued after overnight stay in Jonkershoek Mountains

2018-04-28 19:09

Three hikers, who allegedly ignored warnings not to take the path they had set out on, got lost in the Jonkershoek Mountains in Stellenbosch and had to be airlifted to safety.

Sibanye Gold mine rescue: Parliamentary committee slams company's 'attitude to safety'

2018-02-02 12:08

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources says it is outrageous that 955 miners were trapped underground from Wednesday until Friday morning, just because a storm knocked out power supplies.

All 955 trapped Sibanye Gold miners resurface

2018-02-02 05:51

All 955 miners who were trapped underground for more than a day have resurfaced, mining company Sibanye Gold says.

Missing couple found safe after frantic police search

2018-01-08 13:56

The search for a missing Gauteng couple has come to an end after they were found safe and sound in the Eastern Cape.

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