NSRI St Francis Bay evacuates ill fisherman off chokka boat

St Francis Bay duty crew were called out to assist a 48 year-old Humansdorp fisherman on the chokka fishing boat,Vukane, yesterday evening just before 7 pm. He was suffering from an epileptic seizure, 1.8 nautical miles off-shore of St Francis Bay harbour. The crew launched Spirit of St Francis II, accompanied by a 24/7 paramedic,…

Quick action by NSRI saves child’s life

Immediate resuscitation efforts by NSRI Knysna volunteers to an unconscious four year-old child struggling to breathe, saved the child’s life yesterday. According to NSRI Knysna, the boy had been pulled out of the water at Leisure Isle by bystanders after apparently getting into into difficulties while paddling in shallow water. The quick response by NSRI volunteers and…

Blind Husky dog rescued by NSRI on New Year’s Day

A blind husky dog perilously perched on a cliff ledge was rescued by a Simonstown NSRI volunteer team yesterday. The dog, Maddox, was found 30 meters up a mountain. It had apparently negotiated the mountainside until it could proceed no further. It was unable to see its way out of its predicament and had to…

NSRI raises R68 560 in golf fundraiser

(By Bev Mortimer)  A whopping R68 560 was raised today in the annual NSRI St Francis Bay golf day, held at St Francis Links. There were 376 golfers taking part in this fun  event that was handled with aplomb by professional MC, Jo Brown. Preceding prize giving there was an auction with fabulous prizes being…

Police helicopter searches for man lost at sea

An SAP helicopter arrived in St Francis Bay this morning and spent several hours searching over the sea from the Kromme River mouth to Santareme for the body of Simon Moses, 25, who disappeared while swimming yesterday afternoon. Simon went for a swim after having lunch with his niece, Nomvuyo Sisusa, who worked with him…

Man disappears in the sea at Main beach – updated 5 pm

NSRI searching for him…   A 25 year-old Sea Vista man disappeared in the sea today after being dunked by a wave at Main Beach, St Francis Bay,  at lunchtime. The Station 21 NSRI volunteer team in St Francis Bay in the Spirit of St Francis II boat, spent hours going up and down parallel to…