12 Jan 2018, Melkbosstrand: At 18h11, Wednesday, 10th January, NSRI Melkbosstrand were alerted to a kite-boarder appearing to be in difficulty off-shore of Bloubergstrand.
Big Bay Blouberg Surf lifeguards, aboard a rescue rubber-duck, responded and NSRI crew and lifeguards scoured the shoreline and shortly after being activated the kite-boarder was found safely ashore.
Then a second kite-boarder was reported to be in difficulty off-shore of Tableview. An NSRI Melkbosstrand sea rescue craft was prepped to be launched.
At 18h32 the Blouberg Surf Lifesaving lifeguards reached the kite-boarder and they brought him and his gear ashore without incident and no further assistance was required.
On Thursday, 11th January, at 15h30, a child who arrived at City of Cape Town Municipal lifeguards, on the beach at Melkbosstrand, seeking help after being separated from family and getting lost on the beach, was taken into the care of the lifeguards.
Law Enforcement were activated and at 15h54 the child’s parents were located and reunited with the child.
NSRI and Lifesaving encourage parents to identify where lifeguards are on the beach and to show their children where the lifeguards are stationed when arriving on the beach so that children know where to go to seek lifeguards help if they get separated from their family.