A Humpback whale was found off-shore in Plettenberg Bay with fishing rope around the tail stock and trailing fishing gear on Wednesday.
The NSRI said a nine-year-old boy is missing at sea in Mosselbay while a man drowned in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday.
A woman believed to be from Gauteng died after her vehicle went over the edge of the Hartbeespoort Dam wall on Monday night.
Several eyewitnesses saw a man fall off his paddle-ski before disappearing in the water approximately 30 meters from the Kalk Bay shore.
A shark alert has been issued after a carcass of a Humpback whale has been spotted off-shore on the Western edge of Port Alfred.
A dog found in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam and appeared to be in difficulty swimming in the direction from Mariners Village was rescued.
An investigation into the death of two Western Cape fishermen is underway. The NSRI and police were alerted to the incident on Friday.
A 23-year-old Gauteng man remains missing after he was reportedly washed out to sea by a rip current off of Camps Bay in Cape Town.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) reminded the public to not climb aboard the BOS 400 shipwreck in Cape Town. This comes after two students were rescued after jumping from the barge into the sea.
On arrival on the scene, rescue swimmers entered the water and recovered a man found lifeless and face down in the water.
A female tourist believed to be between the ages of 50 and 60 suffered a fatal fall on a trail in the Tsitsikamma National Park on Wednesday.
The seaside town of Herolds Bay has been rocked by the tragic drowning of a 22-year-old local man who found himself caught in a rip current.
Three Filipino crewmen were evacuated after they were injured while on-board along the Durban coast on Wednesday, 9 June 2021.
The NSRI confirmed that three men have been rescued after a power yacht ran aground on Robben Island on Tuesday 8 June.
The NSRI was called to action on Tuesday after a father and son that were fishing near Doringbaai disappeared. The body of the father was found on Wednesday while the search for the son continues.
NSRI Hermanus said the Cape Town man was wading in shallow water with his nine-year-old grandson when a current swept him away.
Members of the NSRI retrieved the body of a 39-year-old from Hartbeespoort dam on Saturday, with an investigation into the incident launched.
Five men were rescued after two boats collided on Sunday night off the Hout Bay coast, and NSRI teams are still searching for one man.
Police has recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl who drowned in East London. The teen was reportedly swept out to sea by rip currents.
A Search and Rescue vessel was named in honour of Donna Nicholas after she left the NSRI a substantial amount of money in her will.
One man has fatally drowned and another has been hospitalised for treatment of hypothermia after a tender boat capsized in Struisbaai.
Rescue services responded to a swimmer in distress in an emergency situation unfolding at Wilderness on Tuesday afternoon.
A spate of near-fatal incidents off the Cape Town coast has put the NSRI on full alert, and visitors have been told to avoid the Bos 400 shipwreck.
The NSRI are appealing to the public to be cautious following a weekend of multiple serious incidents including fatal drownings.
COVID-19 lockdown has hit the NSRI’s schools programme, with less than half the planned number of children getting water safety lessons.