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 National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is continuing the search for a man who disappeared into the surf at Table View Beach in the late hours of Sunday evening. According to Craig Lambinon, an NSRI spokesperson, the Police Dive Unit – along with NSRI Melkbosstrand, Fire and Rescue Services and[…]
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. The International Maritime Rescue Foundation (IMRF) recognised the stretcher for its innovation and technology, as it allows an immobilised patient to be carried over coastal rocks[…]
A 17-year-old teenager and a man in his late 20s have drowned in separate incidents on Sunday afternoon, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The teenager drowned at Strand near Cape Town and the other victim drowned at Kariga River mouth, Kenton-On-Sea, in the Eastern Cape. They both drowned[…]
A 21-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool on Robben Island in Cape Town on Monday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The man, who is from Phillipi, drowned while visiting family who work on the island, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement. Lambinon said the[…]
A paddler had to swim for shore after getting knocked off his surf-ski and losing his paddle in a squall near Fish Hoek on Tuesday evening, the NSRI said. Riaan Liesegang, 41, had been paddling with his brother-in-law when the two lost sight of each other about a nautical mile[…]
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