The NSRI were patrolling at Waterkant Street in Jeffreys Bay yesterday when they noticed a swimmer in a rip current.
Grietjie Burger spotted the swimmer in a rip current and pointed it out when she noticed the female child waving her arms in the air.
A NSRI pink rescue bouy was grabbed and another NSRI team member ran into the rip current, using the strong rip current to get out to sea as fast as possible to reach the girl.
The 11 year old girl, who is from Rustenberg, was safely brought to shore.
The NSRI has appealed that people stop stealing the pink rescue buoys as once again, they have proved that they can save a life.