Despite repeated warnings to the public, alcohol use on beaches and other public spaces remains authorities’ biggest headache over the festive season. On New Years’ Day, one of the Cape Town’s most popular beach day, thousands of litres of alcohol were confiscated. It seems locals are trying more creative methods[…]
While it seems that strong winds, excessive wave heights and higher than normal high tides are likely along the Cape coastline over the next few days, Capetonians have been cautioned to be vigilant and to avoid getting caught in rip currents. Helen Jordaan, the professional officer for the City of[…]
Bathers and beachgoers are being urged to be more cautious while visiting the ocean as the City has already recorded more fatal drownings this year than last year’s festive season. Two more teenagers fatally drowned and 56 children were lost and reunited with their family at the beach over the[…]
In the past week, five children have died in water across the Cape. This has become a source of concern for authorities, and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has released a list of safety measures for parents to follow to ensure children have fun at the beach, and remain[…]
While Capetonians are still reeling from shock after four children drowned at Rocklands Beach on Sunday, yet another life has been claimed by the seas. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) released a statement on Tuesday evening saying a 9-year-old boy swimming with his friends was reported missing in the[…]
The body of a 16-year-old boy was found in the surf at Rocklands Beach in Sea Point, Cape Town, on Monday afternoon. This followed shortly after the body of a 15-year-old girl was found in the same area by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). The NSRI said on Sunday they[…]
The extended search for two missing people who were presumed to have drowned may finally be at an end after two bodies were discovered washed up on Mnandi Beach today, November 21. NSRI has been combing the sea to find two male swimmers aged 17 and 25 who went missing[…]
Scores of refugees and migrants are feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized off Libya‘s coast in the Mediterranean Sea, according to aid agencies and officials. Ayoub Qasim, a spokesman for Libya’s coastguard, told The Associated Press news agency that two boats carrying around 300 people sank around 120km east[…]
About 45 000 people flocked to the Mother City’s beaches and swimming pools for the annual Boxing Day celebrations. The City of Cape Town’s emergency and enforcement services had their hands full as they kept an eye on local and international tourists visiting the different hotspots across the metro. “An[…]
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has urged parents to ensure their children have responsible adult supervision at all times around water, after a child drowned at Wilderness Lagoon on Saturday. The child is believed to be around nine or 10, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said. NSRI Wilderness duty coxswain,[…]
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