National Sea Rescue Institute

How to ensure your child’s safety at the beach

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[…]

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Nine-year-old drowns in Kleinmond

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[…]

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NSRI search for missing 26-year-old

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[…]

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Man drowns in Robben Island pool

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[…]

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Paddler in swim for his life

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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