Sunday, September 23, 2007

NSRI responds to eight incidents this weekend


By Celeste Ganga
24 September 2007

In total, nationally, the National Sea Rescue Institute has responded to eight incidents over the weekend.

The two most serious incidents being a yacht that sunk off the Umgeni River on Saturday, and a helicopter carrying three people that crashed into a farm dam on Sunday.

“All four people were rescued by vessels that were in the area at the time. All three people on board the helicopter have survived the crash,” says NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon.

No other fatalities took place, other than that of a 14 year-old youth on a school tour, who drowned in Richards Bay.

“Most of the other incidents, involving NSRI searches, which took place over the weekend, were false alarms,” says Lambinon.

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