Angolan refugee on fishing boat dies

The body of a 36 year-old man, believed to be an Angolan refugee, was airlifted from a boat off St Francis Bay today by an SAAF helicopter. The man died before St Francis Bay volunteer NSRI crew and their emergency vessel, Spirit of St Francis, could reach the longline fishing boat, Amelia, 46 kms offshore….

Learn to paddle your own canoe…

Paddling for Beginners: Wed 28 March: 5.30pm @ Canal Harbour, Grand Comore. What all aspirant St Francis paddlers have been waiting for: a chance to have a go at paddling. St Francis Paddling Club invites all to try out our surf-skis .. or paddle in a double with one of the experienced paddlers. You can…

Forthcoming events: 27-31 March 2012

Wednesday 28 March: French Affair at Chez Patrick: Free glass of wine. Mains & Dessert R150 p/p Thursday 29 March: *   Golden Oldies day at Chez Patrick restuarant at the port. 10 % discount at breakfast and lunch for senior citizens while there is a special price of R100 for dinner for seniors for a main course…

Levy to prevent canal homes flooding is on hold

Kouga Councillor, Ben Rheeder, questioned the legality of the St Francis Bay Riparian Homeowners Association (SFBRHOA) raising a R10 000 levy without a majority of homeowners consenting. “As a result of Rheeder’s intervention the process of raising the levy was again delayed.” This was announced today in a ‘Status Report’ sent out of by the SFBRHOA…

Baby dolphin set free by NSRI St Francis Bay

By Bev Mortimer: No job is too big or too small for the NSRI to handle – from diving off helicopoters into freezing seas, from towing yachts in stormy conditions for days, to swimming in icy conditions searching for drowned people, the NSRI volunteer crew handles them all. This time sea rescue crew gladly rushed…

Couple tied up, husband stabbed in St Francis Bay home

A St Francis Bay couple were traumatised in the early hours this morning when they were attacked in their  home. They were allegedly tied up and the husband was also allegedly stabbed in the leg by an assailant who made off with a cell phone, bank cards plus cash According to police information from Uitenhage…

Two JBay surfers taken to hospital after surfing collision

Two teenager surfers suffered lacerations when they collided with another surfer at Kitchen Window Reef, Jeffreys Bay yesterday ( 25 March). They were treated on shore by NSRI medics and then transported to hospital in stable conditions. The surfer that they collided with was uninjured.” According to Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRIJeffreysBaystation commander, at 6.26…

1 dead, 5 missing and 15 rescued in strong rip currents in PE

One person died from drowning, five people are missing and at least 15 were rescued at Bluewater Bay Beach, Port Elizabeth, this afternoon after 21 people were washed put to sea in extremely strong rip currents. The deceased young man and the missing men were all members of the Motherwell Rugby Club. Some of the…

Events today and next week.

23 March: Mad Hatter’s’ High Tea, Chez Patrick. 3 pm. Bookings ess.  Tel: 042 294 0121 Tuesday – Sunday. 29 March: St Francis Bay Residents’ Association public meeting – chairman’s update.  Village Hall, 6-7 pm. 30 March: All are invited to attend this Life enhancement seminar and workshop: This Glenn Douglas Haig (GDH) Coaching and Training workshop…

NSRI safety tips for children during Easter holidays

NSRI’s educational arm, WaterWise, has drawn up the following safety tips for the Easter holidays to keep children safe. The Easter holidays are a few days away and WaterWise encourages parents to have a safety plan in place before they need it. Safety Tips: * Ensure key people in your family or group group know…

Port St Johns’ lass lost in the sea

A young Port St Johns’ woman is still missing at sea today after she and a friend were washed off rocks by a wave at the Gap, near Second Beach. A search by Port St Johns NSRI has revealed no sign of the missing female in her early 20s. The SAP force is now continuing with…