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02 October 2018 9:55 AM Teenager swept out to sea in KwaZulu-Natal

A 16-year-old boy was swept out to sea while swimming near Blythedale's main beach in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. Quentin Power, NSRI Ballito station commander, said reports came in at 17:20 that the boy was missing. He was believed to have been swept away by rip currents while having a swim during the school 28

26 July 2018 7:28 AM ALERT: Shark safety nets at KZN beaches removed ahead of strike

If you're trying to escape the South African winter with a trip to sunny KwaZulu-Natal's beaches, be extra cautious for the rest of the week - the KZN Sharks Board announced that they have lifted their shark safety nets ahead of a strike by their workers. The strike, initiated by the South African Liberated Public Sector Workers Union (SALIPSWU), has been in wage negotiations 34

27 April 2018 10:33 AM No sign of 'missing' Blouberg swimmers

Authorities continue to keep an eye on the Melkbosstrand coastline after two swimmers were reported to have been swept out to sea. Rhine Barnes, the National Sea Rescue Institute's Melkbosstrand station commander, said eyewitnesses later reported seeing two men in wetsuits emerging from the water further down the surf and leaving the beach. "But it could 67

28 January 2018 5:02 PM Body of drowned 12-year-old recovered at St Francis Bay

Durban - The body of a 12-year-old boy, who drowned in St Francis Bay, has been recovered, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Sunday. "On… Saturday… the body of a 12-year-old male, missing in the surf since Friday, was located on the beach at Main Beach," said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon in a statement, The body was recovered by police and has been taken 45

19 September 2017 10:51 AM Hurricane Maria weakens somewhat

Miami - Hurricane Maria, after pounding Dominica with high winds, has weakened slightly to a still extremely dangerous Category 4 major storm. The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said early on Tuesday that top sustained winds had fallen slightly to 250km/h. It says high winds are now beginning to diminish over Dominica and that the eye of Maria 79

18 September 2017 3:06 AM A Strengthening Hurricane Maria Closes in on Irma-Hit Caribbean

(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) — The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already 30

14 July 2017 2:44 AM Seychelles reports find of possible plane debris, tells Malaysia

VICTORIA – Seychelles reported on Thursday the discovery of two pieces of debris that seemed to be from an aircraft and said it had notified Malaysia, whose Flight MH370 vanished in 2014 with 239 people aboard. The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) said scientists researching birds and turtles had found the debris washed up on Farqhar, one of the islands 30

13 July 2017 1:30 PM WATCH: Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant... 14km off the coast

A naval Fast Attack Craft first noticed the strange anomaly in the water - an Asian elephant being dragged out into the ocean off the coast of Kokkilai, Sri Lanka. When the navy encountered the pachyderm, it had already been dragged 8 nautical miles (14.8km) off the coast and out to sea. "The elephant dragged away by current was initially noticed by a Fast Attack 100

12 July 2017 1:59 PM Trillion ton iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Paris - An iceberg, one of the largest on record, was set adrift after snapping off a West Antarctic ice shelf that is now at increased risk of collapse, scientists said on Wednesday. A crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, a drifting extension of the land-based ice sheet, finally broke through after inching its way across the ice formation for years 133

07 July 2017 9:55 PM Weekend rain for Cape‚ freeze for Jo'burg‚ sizzle for Durban

“The cold front is expected to hit Cape Town late Saturday afternoon. We are expecting very cold conditions there‚” said South African Weather Service forecaster Bransby Bulo. “There is a 60 to 80% chance of rain in the Cape Peninsula area. We are expecting snow on the mountains on Sunday.” Johannesburg will also shiver as the temperature drops. There’s 43