Sunday, April 22, 2007

NSRI saves the lives of two Johannesburg men

By Odette Ismail
22 April 2007

Lifeguards Africa had alerted yesterday that they needed assistance after two Johannesburg men nearly drowned in the surf in Durban.

At 11h48, the National Ports Authority activated the Vodacom Netcare 911 and Surf Rescue helicopter and NSRI Durnab to assist Lifeguards Africa who had dispatched lifeguards into the surf.

This came after a reported drowning was in progress in front of the ATKV, near Winkel Spruit, near Karridene.

Emergency services responded saw that the 2 lifeguards were using Malibu Rescue Boards to rescue two Johannesburg men aged 48 and 28.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon says in a statement that, “Both men were assessed by Netcare 911 paramedics and were found to be in need of no medical assistance.”

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