NSRI search continues for missing men and women
By Tarryn Le Chat
19 March 2007
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Durban and the Vodacom Netcare 911 surf rescue helicopter and Netcare 911 ambulance services were activated on the weekend after the South African Police Service requested assistance with the search for eight men and women, suspected missing, following heavy rainfall and flooding in the Baymbai informal settlement in the North of Durban.
On arrival at the scene, the police search and rescue team recovered the body of a man, who was one of the eight people in the group.
The continued ground search by the NSRI rescue swimmers and Netcare 911 paramedics assisting police, found no trace of the seven remaining missing men and women.
Police reinforcements from neighbouring areas took over from the NSRI, while the Vodacom Netcare 911 surf rescue helicopter remained at the scene.
According to police during the heavy rainfall a stream flooded causing some homes to be washed away.