Monthly Archive: January, 2016

Don’t set off Chinese lanterns

The NSRI has appealed to everyone nationally not to set off Chinese lanterns as they are mistaken for red distress flares. This follows the setting off of eight Chinese lanterns yesterday, 16 January,… Continue reading

22 people drowned, 19 rescued in rip currents over season

Rip currents claimed 22 lives and the NSRI  volunteers rescued 19 people nationally from rip currents in the first week of 2016. And the CEO of NSRI, Dr Cleeve Robertson, has called for improved signage… Continue reading

St Francis Chronicle New Year 2016 , January edition, is now online

  The New Year 2016 – January edition – of St Francis Chronicle is now available online for our readers countrywide in South Africa,  for those in Southern Africa and for those across the… Continue reading

Six die in Thornhill accident

Six people died after the driver of a For54d Bantam bakkie allegedly lost control of his vehicle in Thornhill yesterday, 3 January. The accident happened at 3.50 pm when the vehicle swerved off… Continue reading

Women and a seal rescued in JBay

Two JBay surfers rescued two 25 year- old Pretoria women who were being swept out to sea by rip currents at Secrets Beach yesterday evening, 2 January.  The surfers took life jackets with… Continue reading

Man rescued from near drowning at Gamtoos

A 38 year old Uitenhage man was rescued from the surf at Gamtoos River Mouth yesterday, 1 January 2016., by two members of the public. Jeffreys Bay NSRI medics treated the man on… Continue reading