Monday, March 19, 2007

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.


At Monday, 19 March, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where on earth was this event.... I saw no rain in Cape Town!

At Monday, 19 March, 2007, Blogger Bush Radio 89.5fm Newsroom said...

The incident happened in Durban, not Cape Town. The story notes that the NSRI Durban division were called out.


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