Month: May 2021

NSRI rescue operations report learnings

A very sobering article to read from our friends in the NSRI in South Africa. There’s a strong ethos (and rightly so) among the surfski community towards the idea of self-rescue.But anyone can find themselves in trouble. While accidents frequently involve novices, I know personally of a number of incidents where very experienced paddlers too have found themselves in potentially fatal situations, where self-rescue is impossible and it’s necessary to call for help.The SafeTrx tracker app for mobile phones is a zero-cost option, directly supported by the NSRI. When you trigger an emergency on the app, it connects directly with the NSRI’s Emergency Operations Centre.SafeTrx has already been used successfully in numerous rescues around South Africa.Just like every other piece of equipment, however, it’s not …

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