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March 3, 2021

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At 7.30 on Sunday morning, when most of us would still have been in bed, members of Brunswick Valley Rescue attended a motor vehicle accident on Coolamon Scenic Drive and helped with the sad task of recovering the body of the deceased driver.

The Brunswick Valley & District Volunteer Rescue (VRA) is the primary rescue agency for our region and they are equipped and trained to handle motor vehicle and aviation entrapments, land search and cliff rescue. The team also help out with ocean, industrial and chemical accidents as well as assisting other rescue services in cases of fire, flood and other water-related incidents.

In the past 12 months the VRA donated 38,407 person hours to public service. This included training, 24/7 public phone access and 40 rescues.

Occasionally, as was the case on Sunday, the team have to assist with tragic and fatal vehicle accidents, so later in the day clan mama Sue Biggar supervised a little letting off of steam.

The VRA as always, is seeking new members. All training is provided – visit www.vrabrunz.org for more information.



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