The body of the 8-year-old girl that fell into the canal at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in Athlone has not yet been retrieved, despite an extensive search over the past few days. It has been just under a week since little Abieda Steenkamp was washed away in the canal under[…]
Locals are raising concerns regarding a lack of safety measure at the Blue Rock Adventure Park in Somerset West following yet another drowning incident that took place at the facility this past week. On the afternoon of Friday, December 13, a 28-year-old man drowned in a quarry at the popular[…]
A Cape Town man drowned in Kleinmond on Saturday afternoon, despite concerted efforts by a bystander to save his life. National Sea Rescue Institute Hermanus duty coxswain Stephen Malherbe said in a statement the man was declared dead following extensive CPR efforts after a swimmer retrieved him from the surf.[…]
Police divers have on Monday resumed the search for a missing 32-year-old male in the Vygieskraal dam. Police spokesperson, colonel Andre Traut said it is believed that the victim drowned over the weekend. “We will continue with our search during the course of the day.” Circumstances around the drowning[…]
A police dive unit will not continue the search operation on Monday morning for a man who was swept out to sea at Monwabisi Beach, on the False Bay coast. This after three people were swept out to sea during a baptism ceremony at 07h45 on Sunday. Law Enforcement spokesperson,[…]
An Athlone family has been left devastated after 38-year-old Zaheer Brey lost his life while trying to save his 10-year-old from drowning yesterday. Zaheer and his son Mustafa had been fishing from the rocks at Crystal Pools in Gordon’s Bay at about 15:30, when the child was swept into the[…]
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) says quick action prevented a drowning at Camps Bay on Tuesday. NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, says crew members were standing on the pump house at Camps Bay Beach, when they noticed a teenager in difficulty in the surf about 30 meters off-shore. He says[…]
As South African’s prepare for the festive season, emergency personnel are urging holiday makers to take all the necessary precautions to ensure an incident free December. In a bid to ensure the safety beach goers the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is launching an emergency floatation campaign using Pink Torpedo[…]
Two men from Belhar drowned while swimming in the sea of Mnandi beach near Strandfontein on Sunday. NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said that volunteers had responded to a report of the pair being in difficulty in a rip current. The man were both in their twenties. “There was a light breeze[…]
A 27 year-old man drowned at Melkbaai, Strand in Cape Town on Saturday, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Saturday. NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon in a statement said at around 15:20 the NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew assisted Strand Lifesaving, Law Enforcement Marine, Western Cape Government Health EMS, ER24[…]
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